A second major bombing in as many days blasted the Baghdad area, leaving dozens
of casualties. Overall, at least 37 Iraqis were killed and another 84 were
wounded across the country. A U.S.
Marine was killed in a non-combat incident, and a Pakistani
man was killed during a rocket attack at the Basra International Airport.
Meanwhile, British authorities announced that U.K. troops plan
to begin a gradual drawdown at the end of the month, and the top U.S. commander
there was little chance the Iraqi government will want U.S. troops to remain
bomber killed as many as 33 people during an attack on a tribal leaders
and military personnel in Abu Ghraib. As many as 52
people were reported wounded. Children, journalists, and other civilians
were among the casualties in this Baghdad suburb. Dignitaries on their way to
a tribal conference had stopped to tour a market when the bomber struck.
people were killed and six more were wounded during a roadside bombing near
Mosul in Hamdaniya. Three suspects were picked
up in connection with the bombing.
In Mosul, 12 people were wounded
when a grenade was lobbed at their wedding celebration. Gunmen stormed a home
where they killed a woman. West of the city,
a six-year-old girl was
killed when a hand grenade she was playing with blew up.
In Baghdad, three sticky bombs and a roadside bomb were detonated near
U.S. and Iraqi troops in Hurriyah; 10
civilians were injured. A roadside bomb wounded
two people. Also, Iraqi authorities blocked
a demonstration supporting a journalist who threw his shoes at then-U.S. President
An Awakening Council member was wounded during a
failed kidnapping attempt in Rashad.
In Kirkuk, a police official was wounded
when a roadside bomb was detonated.
Nine suspects were arrested
in Baquba. An abducted child was freed and his kidnappers were arrested.
Eighteen suspects were detained in Dhi Qar.
A civil servant in Diyala province was discovered to have stolen money
to fund armed groups.
A large stockpile of weapons was found
Compiled by Margaret Griffis