Updated at 8:05 p.m. EST, Jan. 12, 2008
U.S. Vice President-elect Joe
a secret trip to Baghdad as a series of bombs killed or injured dozens of people
in the capital. At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 39 more were wounded
in Baghdad. An unknown number of Iraqi soldiers were killed or wounded in Kirkuk
as well. Also, a U.S.
soldier died of non-combat injuries near Samarra, while a Marine
was killed in Anbar. Meanwhile, current U.S. President George Bush wondered
aloud during a press conference whether or not democracy in Iraq will survive.
In Baghdad, a bomb struck an ammunitions truck in Yarmouk,
Iraqi soldiers were burned to death and four civilians were wounded. A car
bomb followed by a second bomb killed
three people and wounded 10 in New Baghdad. Two
people were killed and six were wounded during a bombing in Karrada.
A bomb near Shaab Stadium wounded
seven people, including three policemen. In Ghazaliya, a bomb targeting
a police patrol wounded
four people, including a civilian. Another bomb wounded
four people in a central neighborhood. One
civilian was killed and another was wounded in Bab al-Sheikh. Also,
one body was found
In Mosul, a Senior Islamic State in Iraq leader was detained.
A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol left no
casualties. Another bomb, this one targeting an Iraqi patrol, injured
two soldiers. A third bomb injured
a policeman while two other bombs left no casualties.
Police detained eight people following a bomb blast that left four
soldiers killed or wounded.
A roadside bomb in Dhi Qar left
was arrested near Hilla.
Ten people were arrested
under suspicion of tearing up electoral leaflets in Karbala.
kidnapping gang was detained
A large stockpile of weapons was discovered
Compiled by Margaret Griffis