Updated at 7:12 p.m. EDT, Aug. 27, 2008
At least 14 Iraqis
were killed and 47 were wounded in the latest incidents. Baghdad was the scene
of a spate of bombings, while tribal warfare in Hay left a small number of casualties.
Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier
was killed in a roadside bombing yesterday in Baghdad. Also, U.S.
authorities are saying that they will hand over security in Anbar province next
Security of Anbar province will be handed
over to the Iraqis within days, according to a commandant in the U.S. Marines.
The handover was to have taken place in June, but U.S. authorities originally
blamed a sandstorm for the
delay. However, a significant bombing, that took
place in Garma the day before the handover, is the likely cause of the two-month
delay. Three U.S. Marines and several Sunni leaders were killed in the blast.
The security situation in Anbar has improved overall, but an increase in attacks
has occurred recently.
As many as22
people were wounded during a suicide
car bombing in Tal Afar. An earlier
bombing wounded two people and may be the source of conflicting reports from
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed
one person and wounded seven others in Jadida. Six
people were wounded during a bombing in Karrada. Five
people were wounded by a blast in Kamaliya. A bomb planted on a car
injured its owner.
Two bodies were
dumped downtown. A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol on the Qasim Highway failed
to harm anyone. Also, five bombs were found
A tribal conflict left four
dead and one wounded in Hay.
In Mosul, a civilian
was shot dead in the al-Nur neighborhood. In Maliya, five
Iraqis were wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol blasted them
A woman's body was discovered
Police in Madaen were alerted to a decomposed
U.S. forces in Diyala killed
three suspects and arrested six more.
Near Mahmudiya, police
a man they found laying a bomb.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis