Updated 7:58 p.m. EST, Dec. 29, 2008
At least nine Iraqis were
killed and nine more were wounded during a light day of violence. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Britain hopes to finalize
a security agreement with Iraq before the U.N. mandate runs out. Also, Sweden
due process for a Swedish citizen held in custody by U.S. forces.
gunmen killed two displaced Iraqis
who had recently returned to their homes. Also, Sadrists protested
an Israeli operation in Gaza during a demonstration in Mustansiriya Square.
Six civilians were wounded
when a roadside bomb was detonated in downtown Baquba.
a suicide bomber killed
a man as well as himself at a grocery shop. Gunmen killed
two people in separate incidents. Soldiers detained
a TV journalist on charges of being related to an Islamic State of Iraq finance
A suicide bomber
blew himself up in Tal Afar, apparently only injuring
In Mahaweel, a police
captain was killed when a bomb exploded in front of his house. His wife
and daughter were also killed.
A Jalawla council member shot
and injured a fellow councilman.
A bomb attached to a police car exploded while the vehicle was at a Basra
fueling station. The driver
was injured. Basra police detained
51 suspects across the province.
Eight suspects were arrested
A suspect was arrested
Three suspects were detained
In Diyala, 171 women are running
for public office in upcoming elections. An estimated 8,000 women were made widows
by the violence, leaving them vulnerable not only to poverty but to recruitment
as suicide bombers as well. The women running for office hope to improve conditions
for the widows.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis