Updated at 12:10 a.m EST, Jan. 4, 2009
At least eight Iraqis
were killed and 20 more were wounded during light violence. No Coalition deaths
were reported. Meanwhile, more information was released
on a New Year's Day shooting incident involving U.S. troops. Also, the father
and brother of a suicide bomber who staged an attack in Yusufiya were detained.
New information concerning the fate of a female television producer who was shot
and wounded by U.S. troops was released.
She was shot on Jan. 1, the day those troops came under the authority of a new
security pact. The hearing impaired woman was shot in the back after she ignored
commands from the troops. The troops claimed they thought she might have presented
a danger to security forces or civilians. Both Iraqi and U.S. authorities are
investigating the incident.
The father and brother of a suicide bomber
who attcked a tribal feast yesterday in Yusufiya confessed
to helping the man.
A sticky bomb attached to a vehicle killed
two people and wounded another in Sinjar. This is the second reported
attack this week. While this bomb blasted Zubaid tribe chieftains, most attacks
in the Sinjar area target members of a small religious group called the Yazidis.
Yesterday, a separate bomb injured
two civilians. The Iraqi Journalists and Media Union condemned
In Mosul, gunmen killed
down two Garma schools that were being prepared for provincial elections.
Four of them were later captured.
In Baghdad, two
pilgrims were killed and 10 more were wounded during a bomb in Zaafaraniya;
they were on their way to Karbala. Two
people were killed and seven were injured during shelling on Palestine
Street. A Katyusha rocket strike left no
casualties. Also, U.S. troops abandoned
a former shopping mall converted into a base.
Gunmen stormed a home in
Kirkuk where they killed
a communist party member.
A rocket attack left no
casualties at an Iraqi base in Amara.
Two suspects were detained
In Karbala, an estimated 50,000 visitors have arrived
for Ashuraa observances, while police said
they have already foiled an attack.
Thirty rockets were seized
in Souk al-Sheikh.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis