Updated at 6:15 p.m EDT, Aug. 10, 2007
At least 58 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 66 more were wounded as violence returns to the country. A car curfew is still in effect until tomorrow in Baghdad. Also, a U.S. helicopter had to make an emergency landing after striking an electrical pole; two soldiers were injured.
A car bomb in Kirkuk killed 11 and wounded 45 others at a market in a Kurdish neighborhood. Gunmen killed a civilian during a drive-by shooting. A pair of roadside bombs targeting a police patrol injured two policemen and two civilians. Last night, a Katyusha rocket struck a U.S. base, but no casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, the pilgrimage to the Shiite shrine of Imam al-Kazhem ended without violence; over a million worshippers are thought to have visited the shrine in Baghdad. A car curfew continues until Saturday. A civilian was killed during a drive-by shooting yesterday in Amiriya. Also, only nine dumped bodies were recovered today.
In Ein Zala village, four Peshmerga fighters were killed and 14 wounded during a suicide car bombing; the paramilitary group fought against Saddam and is now entrusted with security in Kurdistan.
Two people were killed and four wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Baquba. Another civilian was killed in a drive-by shooting. Also, twelve suspects were killed and two arrested during a joint Iraqi-U.S. security operation.
Three bodies were found in Rutba.
Gunmen killed the son of the sheikh of the al-Maliki tribe in Garna. Since the assassination, the al-Maliki and the al-Fraijat tribes have been engaged in fighting; at least five were killed and 20 wounded. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki belongs to the same tribe as the sheikh.
U.S. forces killed four suspects and detained 10 more in separate locations.
Mortars fell on a U.S. base in Taji, but no casualties were reported.
Three people were freed in Basra.
Near Khalidiyah, a U.S. forces rocket landed on a residential area in al-Jazeera village, killing two civilians and wounding three more, including children.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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