Monday: 1 US Soldier, 3 US Contractors, 30 Iraqis Killed; 81 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:35 a.m EST, Dec. 11, 2007

Baghdad was rocked by several attacks today, including one that caused a refinery fire in a southern neighborhood. At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 81 more were wounded throughout the country. One Task Force Iron soldier was killed and two more were injured during a suicide attack today in Salah ad Din province. Also, three American contractors were killed and one more was wounded during an IED attack yesterday.

In Baghdad, mortars landed on a jail near Shabb stadium. Seven inmates were killed, 25 Iraqis were wounded, and several inmates escaped. Meanwhile, rockets fell on a forward operating base in Rusafa. Five detainees were killed, and 23 others were wounded.

Also in the capital, six dumped bodies were foundIn Baladiyat, a roadside bomb wounded four policemen and a civilian. A separate roadside bomb in Mansour wounded five, including three policemen. Gunmen shot and killed two people in Karrada; later, an IED exploded without causing casualties. Mortars also fell in Karrada, wounding three persons. Two police commandos were injured during an IED explosion in Yarmouk. Also, a Katyusha rocket struck a refinery in the Doura district, setting a storage tank ablaze; two firefighters were seriously burned. Rockets landed in the Green Zone as well.

Four policemen were killed and seven more were wounded in Tuz Khormato.

A suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint in Baiji, killing one Iraqi soldier and injuring two others.

In Baquba, six members of an Awakening Council were injured when a roadside bomb was detonated near their headquaters.

A body bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Ramadi.

Gunmen killed a local council member in Hawija yesterday.

Near Kirkuk, gunmen injured a man driving on a highway.

The body of a woman was discovered dumped in Basra.

U.S. forces arrested 27 suspects in northern and central Iraq. Iraqi forces detained eight in Rashad.

Also, an Iraqi TV director was stabbed to death in Damascus, Syria.


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.