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December 27, 2008
Saturday: 31 Iraqis Killed, 76 Wounded

Baghdad suffered a significant attack in the Shi'ite enclave of Khadamiya, but there were also notable attacks elsewhere. At least 31 Iraqis were killed and 76 more were wounded across the country. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, 25 people were killed and as many as 54 were wounded during a car bombing that targeted a Khadhamiya area taxi stand.

An Iraqi soldier and two Awakening Council members were killed in Mussayab, when the bomb they were attempting to defuse exploded. Another 10 people were hurt.

Iraqi police killed a fugitive from yesterday's Ramadi jailbreak and have surrounded two others. The fugitive was known as "Imad the killer" for his admission to having killed over 100 people. Over a dozen people were killed during the jailbreak and ensuing clashes.

One councilman was killed and five bodyguards were wounded when an Iraqi soldier opened fire on them in Taza.

Gunmen killed a civilian in Khalis.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb injured two Iraqi soldiers in Missan, while a second bomb wounded another in Insitar; at least one civilian was also injured.

A bomb injured three people in Baquba.

Two roadside bombs were defused in Kirkuk. Police arrested two suspects.

Days after a meeting between the Iraqi prime minister and his Turkish counterpart, Turkey has launched its first state-run Kurdish television station. Although there is much skepticism over the launch, it could be a huge step for Kurdish rights...and Ankara's bid to join the European Union.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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