Updated at 4:25 p.m. EST, Feb. 23, 2009
U.S. soldiers were killed in combat along with their interpreter. At least
11 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded across Iraq today.
U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Diyala province today. Their
interpreter was killed as well.
Security forces detained
12 Interior Ministry personnel on murder and kidnapping charges. Among their victims
was Vice President Tareq al-Hashimi’s sister, who was killed in 2006. Thirteen
other suspects are at large.
The Interior Ministry was once the source of much sectarian violence. Their police
commando units were feared across Iraq; however, in recent years, the ministry
has cleaned up the ranks.
In Baghdad, a bomb on Nidhal St.
two people and wounded six more near the Agriculture Ministry. A roadside
bomb in Karrada wounded
seven people. Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Ghazaliya, where they
three people, including two soldiers, and wounded
In Mosul, police safely defused
a car bomb. No casualties were
reported after a sticky bomb explosion near the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)
offices. An Iraqi National List (INL) candidtate lost
a leg in a sticky bomb explosion. Also, gunmen killed
person was killed and another was wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on
a road in Mashru, near Hilla.
of an Awakening Council leader was found shot to death in Jurf al-Sakhar.
Security forces killed two al-Qaeda
suspects in Nahda.
Four suspects were detained
in Dhi Qar.
Two suspects were captured
Six al-Qaeda suspects were arrested
across Diyala province.
Joint U.S.-Iraqi military drills ended
in Missan. Four suspects were arrested
in separate incidents.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis