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December 26, 2008
Friday: 26 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 5:45 p.m. EST, Dec. 26, 2008

At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. No Coalition deaths were reported.

Sixteen people were killed in Ramadi during a jailbreak at a local police station. Six policemen were wounded during the ensuing clashes. Over half the prisoners were recaptured, but three senior Islamic militants are still among those at large. The police chief described them all as suspected insurgents. The fighting began when prisoners overpowered a guard. Ramadi remains under curfew as police search for the remaining fugitives.

A roadside bomb killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more in Balad Ruz.

In Baghdad, a man was killed and his two sons were wounded during a blast at their home in Doura. A roadside bomb in Zaafaraniyah wounded six people, including two civilians.

A suicide bomber was shot dead during an attack on a checkpoint in Fallujah. He managed to kill one Iraqi soldier before being killed himself.

In Mosul, 56 rocket launchers and five missiles were confiscated. A car bomb was defused as well.

A bomb in Katoun left no casualties.

Three children and their mother were killed when a bomb was detonated in Ameriyat al Fallujah.

A bomb injured a man and demolished a home in Baquba.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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