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January 16, 2009
Friday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

Updated at 9:35 p.m. EST, Jan. 16, 2009

At least seven Iraqis were killed and 16 more were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, a journalist known for throwing shoes at U.S. President Bush is in good condition and being treated well, according to his brother.

Three civilians were killed and five more were wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Ishaqi.

In Mosul, gunmen stormed a home where they killed a woman and wounded two others. A roadside bomb attack in Zanjili left three Iraqi soldiers injured. A soldier was wounded in a roadside bomb attack. Also, the body of a Christian belonging to the Armenian church was found; no nationality was given.

A Katyusha rocket landed near a government center in Kirkuk and wounded a civilian.

A policeman's body was found in Mussayab.

A political candidate was killed in a drive-by shooting near Hilla. Four bodyguards were injured.

Three suspects were arrested in Balad Ruz.

In Baghdad, a U.S. soldier was injured during a bombing in New Baghdad. A Katyusha rocket struck the Green Zone, but no casualties were reported.

Police in Baquba imposed a curfew in order to implement security operations that have so far netted 18 suspects.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator
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