Updated at 6:25 p.m. EDT, Aug. 23, 2008
At least 21 Iraqis
were killed and another 14 were wounded in the latest attacks. Nine Iraqis
were kidnapped in two separate incidents in Diyala province as well. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Meanwhile, U.S. forces released another detained journalist.
U.S. forces released
a cameraman working for the Associated Press Television News. The Iraqi journalist
was held for over three months and was never charged with any crimes. Earlier
this week a Reuters photojournalist was released
under similar circumstances.
In Baghdad, a senior
official at the Culture Ministry was shot dead and his driver was wounded
while traveling on a highway. A body
was found in Jamiya. A rocket attack on an Iraqi base in Adhamiya
left three soldiers with wounds.
people were killed and eight more were were wounded when a suicide bomber
struck at a Kirkuk automobile dealership.
four members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) in Baiji.
a roadside bomb killed one person.
A separate bomb wounded two
bodies were fished out of a river in Suwayra, where such discoveries
are often made thanks to a complex irrigation system.
a body was found. An Iraqi
army officer and another soldier were shot dead in eastern Mosul. Two
men accidentally killed themselves as they were trying to plant a roadside
one person in Arbil.
A 17-year-old girl was freed
and her abductors were arrested in Nasariya.
Eight men were kidnapped
near Buhriz in al-Gotin. The men were taken when a convoy of gunmen arrived
en masse in the town.
A coordinator working between U.S. forces and factions
in Salah ad-Din province was kidnapped
while near Baquba.
At least 27 suspects were arrested
in Dhi-Qar province, including two men who are suspected
of stealing oil pipelines.
U.S. forces detained
13 suspects across northern and central Iraq.
Eight suspects were
in Diyala province. One was a founding member of The Return Party, which
the central government accuses of being a a replacement for the dissolved Baath
Party. The rest are suspected of being in al-Qaeda members.
by Margaret Griffis