Updated at 8:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 28, 2008
Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated
against an Israeli operation that has so far left almost 300 Palestinians dead.
Although most of the protests were peaceful, a suicide bomber took advantage of
one anti-Israel demonstration in Mosul to carry out his own deadly operation.
Overall, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and another 36 were wounded
across the country. A U.S.
soldier was also killed in a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad. The death
of sailor in Bahrain on Christmas was also reported. Meanwhile, an Iraqi
a new trial against Tariq Aziz, "Chemical Ali," and over 20 more defendants accused
of crimes against humanity.
In Mosul, a suicide
bomber riding an explosives-laden bicycle killed
four people and wounded 20 others. One of those killed was a
12-year-old boy. Three Katyusha rockets were defused
in eastern Mosul.
A car bomb on the eastern outskirts of Fallujah
killed two people and
wounded six others. A second bomb, this one in a northern neighborhood, killed
two policemen and wounded four others.
security personnel were wounded during a roadside bombing in Basra.
The brother of one of the guards is a local councilman running for a political
office and survived an assassination
attempt earlier today.
In Baghdad, tighter security measures are
in place after a massive bombing in Khadimiya yesterday. Two
people were wounded during a bombing in Abu Dsheer. Also, one
body was found yesterday.
Four suspects were detained
Eight suspects were captured
In Buhriz, a weapons cache was found.
A suspect was captured
in Salman village.
A bomb was defused
in Mala Oula.
A rocket attack left no
casualties in Duluiya.
Two suspects who escaped from a deadly
Ramadi prisonbreak two days ago were captured.
Turkey warplanes struck suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets
in northern Iraq but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis