Wednesday: 41 Iraqis Killed, 138 Wounded

Updated at 8:50 p.m. EST, Dec. 30, 2009 Deadly bomb attacks in two Iraqis cities overshadowed the news that a British hostage was released after two and half years in captivity. At least 41 were killed and 138 more were wounded in those explosions and in other violence across the country. Also, Iraq sent a … Continue reading “Wednesday: 41 Iraqis Killed, 138 Wounded”

Sunday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 46 Wounded

Updated at 5:30 p.m. EDT, Aug. 16, 2009 At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in the latest violence. A Shabak leader survived an assassination attempt with light injuries, but his fellow Arab and Kurd councilmembers used the attack to heighten their own rivalry. This complicated situation in the northern provinces has left the country’s planning minister with no choice but to postpone the first full census in over two decades. The fear is that the count could further intensify sectarian tensions ahead of January’s national election.