Updated at 11:45 p.m. EST, Jan. 8, 2008
Tuesday saw a break from attacks; however, at least 24 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 17 were wounded in light violence. Two Arabs were killed in Suleimaniya as well. Meanwhile, American troops staged a massive but secretive assault in Diyala province. Also, one American soldier was killed yesterday in Salman Pak.
In Baghdad, five dumped bodies were recovered. A roadside bomb blasted a Yarmouk council member, killing him and wounding two bodyguards. In Zaafaraniya, a national police colonel was killed as he sat in his car. Gunmen killed a deputy manager of a Mansour area tax office. No casualties were reported after a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. patrol. Also, US troops raided a kindergarten in Sadr City.
A lawyer was accidentally killed in crossfire between police and gunmen in Kut.
Near Hilla, a former army officer was gunned down.
The corpses of two Arabs were found in Suleimaniya.
A woman was injured during an explosion in Muqdadiyah.
In Khaneqeen, gunmen wounded a civilian.
A bomb killed a woman at her home in Jalawla.
In Tikrit, a roadside bomb wounded three policemen.
A person was killed during a roadside bombing in Shura.
A police officer and his driver were kidnapped while traveling between Baghdad and Baquba.
Four suspects were killed during operations in Diyala province. U.S. sources arrested a taxi driver in Fallujah. Four suspects were detained in Baghdad. Iraqi police killed a gunman in Baghdad; three Iraqi soldiers were wounded during security operations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis