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January 20, 2008
Sunday: 43 Iraqis Killed, 41 Wounded

Updated at 10:45 p.m. EST, Jan. 20, 2008

At least 43 Iraqis were killed and 41 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but two Czech soldiers were wounded during a rocket attack in Basra.

Five people were killed and 20 wounded during an Ashuraa celebration in Balad yesterday.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed a civilian and wounded three policemen in Zayouna. Near an Amusement park in Saidiya, a mortar hit and home and injured two people. No casualites were reported after a roadside bomb blew up near an American patrol in Amil. Also, two dumped bodies were discovered.

In Fallujah, six people were killed and 10 others wounded when a teenage suicide bomber struck at a celebration for an Awakening Council leader just released from U.S. custody.

Mosul police shot dead a suicide truck bomber. He managed to detonate his explosives but only two people were injured.

Clashes erupted in central Samarra, when gunmen attacked a local Awakening Council; three of the gunmen were killed. In a separate incident, a former Baath Party member was gunned down.

A senior Nassiriya police officer died of wounds sustained in Friday’s clashes.

No casualties were reported in Basra after small clashes between police and Soldiers of Heaven members were renewed. Twenty suspects were arrested.

Four hostages were freed in al-Uzayr.

A roadside bomb near Saad Camp killed two people and injured one other.

In Muqdadiyah, gunmen killed one person.

An Awakening Council member was killed during clashes in Baquba.

An attack at a Hawija checkpoint left an Awakening Council member dead and three others wounded.

The Iraqi army killed 14 suspects and detained 60 across Iraq. Iraqi security forces arrested 45 sect members in several southern Iraq cities. A senior al-Qaeda suspect and two aides were killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation. Also, ten al-Qaeda suspects were arrested in al-Ali village. Meanwhile, 204 detainees were freed.

Also, the U.S. military released a final death toll of 796 in the bombings that targeted the Yazidi tribe near Sinjar last year. This figure is much higher than previous estimates.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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