Saturday: 48 Iraqis Killed, 88 Wounded

Updated at 5:55 p.m. EST, Dec. 8, 2007

At least 48 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 88 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. In Baiji a significant attack caused a large number of casualties. Meanwhile, Mosul is considering digging a security trench around the city. No Coalition casualties were reported.

The city of Baiji suffered two bombings. The first one targeted the home of the anti-terrorism police department chief. In that explosion, 11 were killed and 44 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his cargo near the chief’s house. A separate car bomb struck the Masafi street police station where six people died and 15 more were hurt.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb injured two police commandos in Harthiya. A bomb targeting a U.S.patrol in Binoog left no casualties. One policeman was killed and five others were hurt during a roadside bombing in Doura. On Sadoun Street, gunmen killed an Interior Ministry employee and injured a second one. Also, three dumped bodies were recovered.

A boy was killed and another was injured during an explosion in al-Rutba.

A Katyusha rocket landed in Numaniya and killed four family members, including a local al-Sadr leader.

A mortar attack in Mahmudiya left one child dead and two injured.

Two corpses were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra.

A civilian was killed near Kirkuk by men wearing Iraqi army uniforms. Also, two policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing.

A landmine that was probably left over from the Iran-Iraq War killed a shepherd near Amara.

In Mosul, plans are in the works for a security trench to be dug around the city next year.

A roadside bomb in Seeha village left no casualties.

U.S. forces killed 12 al-Qaeda suspects and arrested 13 more near Yusufiya. Twenty gunmen were detained in Baghdad; two Iraqi army soldiers were killed and 18 more were wounded during security operations.. Also, seven gunmen were detained in Riyadh. Meanwhile, 19 detainees were freed in Ramadi.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.