A rocket attack in Baghdad killed three UN contractors and wounded 14 others
near the international Green Zone. None of the victims were Iraqis. At least 44
Iraqis were also killed and 32 more Iraqis were wounded in separate attacks.
No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, the UN has delayed
its report on disputed Kurdish areas in Iraq until after January elections in
order to avoid stoking the conflict.
A series of mass graves gave up 33
bodies in the Albu Toma area. The Iraqi army expects to find more graves
in the area, which some have described as being an "al-Qaeda courthouse." Most
of them date to about a year ago, when sectarian violence was at its highest.
A woman and a child were among the dead.
In Baghdad, an Iranian-made
rocket landed near the Green Zone, killing
three foreigner contractors and wounding 14 others, who all worked for the
United Nations. Their nationalities were not released. In a separate incident,
U.S. forces captured a key member of the Hezbollah Brigade during a raid yesterday
in Karrada; two associates
were killed and three others were arrested. Today in Karrada, a bomb
killed a civilian and
wounded three others. Elsewhere in Ghazaliya, four
policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing. An adhesive bomb wounded
three civilians in Atifiya. Also, an unidentified
body was found dumped in the Amin neighborhood.
gunmen staged a two-part attack: Two
brothers were killed during an attack on their jewelry shop. The gunmen left
a bomb, which exploded when rescuers arrived at the shop. One
police officer was killed and 18 other people were wounded in the bombing.
A bomb blast wounded four
policemen in Saidiya.
U.S. forces killed
four suspects and arrested seven others in Tuz Khormato.
security forces arrested sixteen
bodyguards working for the mayor of Muqdadiyah. No reasons for the arrests
Two provincial council members from Wassit were released
after two years in U.S. detention. There was no word as to whether the pair was
found innocent or where released for other reasons.