Updated at 10:10 p.m. EST, Dec. 15, 2007
At least 32 Iraqis
were killed and 43 more were wounded on a day heavy with small attacks. Many
of these attacks involved Awakening Council (Sahwa) patrolmen in several cities.
Councils began working with Coalition forces several months ago. Also, an
soldier was killed in Ninewah province during a small arms attack yesterday.
In Baghdad, gunmen attacked an Awakening Council headquarters in
two patrolmen and wounding 10 others. In Doura, gunmen wounded
three patrolmen at a checkpoint. In a third incident involving neighborhood
patrols, gunmen killed
a patrolman and wounded five others.
Also in the capital, four
dumped bodies were recovered. A suicide
bomber detonated his cargo before reaching a police checkpoint in Rashad;
the blast killed
one civilian and wounded three others. Meanwhile a bombing in Bayaa
at least one child. In New Baghdad, a pair of roadside bombs killed
two civilians and wounded two policemen, while gunmen separately killed
a traffic policeman riding in his car. In Waziriya, gunmen injured
two civilians in a car. And, no
one was injured during a bombing near the main tax office.
bomb, thought to be leftover from the 2003 invasion, killed
two children and wounded three at a football field in Karbala.
Awakening Council officer was killed and four patrolmen were wounded during
an armed attack in Duluiya.
West of Mosul, Awakening Council members
and al-Qaeda suspects clashed in the al-Biaaj area. One
council patrolman and three gunmen were killed. Three
patrolmen were also wounded.
A sniper wounded
a policeman in central Fallujah.
Iraqi soldier was killed and three were wounded during an incident south of
In the Diyala River Valley near Muqdadiyah, U.S.
air forces killed
three gunmen. Also, an IED wounded
two men and one woman.
A gunfight in Diyala province left
four dead, including three police officers, and several wounded.
bodies were found near Baquba in Hdid.
leader was killed in Mosul yesterday.
Diwaniyah’s former police
chief and one of his colonels were arrested
for aiding militia fighting the Coalition. Also, a dozen homes belonging to followers
of Muqtada al-Sadr were raided
Fifteen displaced families returned
to Khalis thanks to improving conditions.
Due to Wednesday’s massive
bombing in Amarah, the Ministry of Interior is restructuring
the police force in Maysan province. Others measures, including a night
curfew are being set in place as well.
Also, Iraqi’s Anti-Corruption Board
that five million Iraqi children are now orphans.