Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed; 52 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2007

For a second day in a row, Baghdad was the scene of numerous attacks mostly targeting security forces. Overall, 21 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded throughout the country. Also, the DOD reported that one U.S. soldier died from a non-combat incident.

In Baghdad, four dumped bodies were recovered. A suicide bomber killed two policemen and wounded 13 others near the al-Harthiya offices of a former premier and the homes of the current prime minister’s adviser and a Sunni lawmaker. A booby-trapped body killed one Iraqi soldier and injured seven others, in the Saidiya district. A car bomb in Mansour left 10 Iraqi soldiers injured. Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing on Palestine Street. The head of a Baghdad psychiatric hospital was gunned down. Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded at a Yarmouk checkpoint when a hand grenade was tossed at theml. Also, a new fire broke out at the Doura refinery.

A sniper killed a policeman in Samarra.

Gunmen killed an Awakening Council member in downtown Baquba.

In Kanaan, clashes between Iraqi army and gunmen left a female bystander dead.

Three policemen were injured in Khalis when they were blasted by a roadside bomb.

Two Christians were found murdered in Basra.

Gunmen in Mosul fired upon a police car, killing one officer and wounding two others.

In Fallujah, mortars falling a police checkpoint, killed one policeman and injured one other.

Six policemen were wounded during an armed attack in Balad.

U.S. forces killed a suspect and arrested 19 others in central and northern Iraq. In Baghdad, Iraqi soldiers killed three suspects and detained 117 more; five soldiers were wounded during the security operations.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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