Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 29, 2007
A day after a deadly battle in Kerbala, authorities say that order has been restored. In related news, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has ordered his Mahdi Army to cease all attacks until rogue elements are eliminated. Overall, 60 Iraqis were killed and 28 were wounded in the latest round of violence. Also an American soldier was killed in Kirkuk during combat operations yesterday.
In Baghdad, 11 dumped bodies were recovered. One person was killed and three were wounded during a car bombing near the al-Karkh court in Mansour. Eleven captives were freed in al-Rasafa. An IED in New Baghdad wounded one person. Also, one person was killed in a mortar attack yesterday.
Attacks on Shi’ite Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC) offices in Sadr City forced the closing of bridges to Baghdad.
Six people were killed and four wounded during an overnight attack on a SIIC office in al-Hamza.
Gunmen stormed an al-Bu Ajeel home yesterday, killing a woman and her five children.
A drive-by shooting in Hawija left one Iraqi soldier dead.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb in Domiz killed three and injured 7 more. Also, in the Domiz neighborhood, three policemen were injured during a separate bombing. Nearby, a liquor store operator was killed during an attack on his shop. An Iraqi soldier was killed yesterday, and another was killed today. An IED injured a policeman near the sheep market. Two people were killed and one wounded in a mortar attack. Also, a civilian was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Qadisiya.
No casualties were reported during a roadside bombing that targeted the Babel police chief’s motorcade.
An SIIC office in Iskandariya was set ablaze last night, but no casualties were reported.
In Kufa, no casualties were reported when gunmen torched an SIIC office there.
Another attack on an SIIC office occurred in al-Nu’airya.
Gunmen also attacked Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Dawa Party office in Kerbala, but no casualties were reported.
U.S. forces killed two suspects and arrested 22 in raids in central and northern Iraq.
Eight policemen were killed during a bombing in Muqdadiyah.
Joint Iraqi-U.S. forces killed five suspects, wounded seven and arrested 12 more near Fallujah. Witnesses reported three U.S. casualties, but they have not been confirmed.
In Diwaniyah, two bodyguards were killed during a roadside bomb attack.
Also, the UN is reporting that poor water quality is likely behind a cholera outbreak that has killed five and sickened thousands in northern Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis