Updated at 9:00 p.m EST, Jan. 30, 2008
A flurry of small bombings continued in and around Baghdad for the second day in a row. Overall, at least 28 Iraqis were killed and 35 more wounded throughout the country. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, two new studies reported significant new findings concerning Iraqi war deaths and wounded American soldiers.
According to an Opinion Research Group poll, over one million Iraqis have died since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
A U.S. military study suggested that thousands of soldiers returning home from Iraq may be suffering from post-traumatic disorders instead of organic brain injuries as previously believed. The soldiers are exhibiting a number of maladies including memory loss, depression and irritability. Doctors warned that it is difficult to know the origin of the symptoms in each particular case; however, this new explanation offers more treatment opportunities for the soldiers. Meanwhile, the number of suicides and self-inflicted wounds has sky-rocketed.
In Baghdad, three dumped bodies were recovered. A policeman was killed and five more were wounded during a bombing near Mustansiriya Square. In Ghadir, five police commandos and two civilians were wounded. A mortar attack in Mansour left one dead boy and three others wounded. On Nidhal Street, a roadside bomb injured two more. A bomb near the Technology Institute wounded a policeman. Also, U.S. forces wounded two gunmen and captured five more during security operations; eight phone company employees were also arrested.
Five people were killed and two more wounded during a roadside bombing in Saidiyah yesterday.
Gunmen killed one person and wounded three others members of his family near Khalis.
In Mosul, two bodies were recovered. Gunmen killed a university professor and a student in the the al-Mishraq neighborhood. Also, police killed a gunman in al-Jadida. Meanwhile, Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility for the deaths of five U.S. servicemen on Monday.
A corpse was found in Duluiyah.
Another person was reported injured in yesterday’s attack on an al-Furat TV crew near Balad.
In Thiraa’ Dijla, an Abo Zakarya Awakening Council member was killed and three others were wounded during a suicide bombing.
Three civilians were kidnapped in Hameed.
Police foiled the abduction of a fellow policemen in Zubayr. The kidnappers were arrested.
The director of the Diyala Health Directorate and his two brothers were arrested in Baquba. Two Awakening Council members were killed and three more were injured during an armed attack. Meanwhile, U.S. forces killed four suspects and arrested two others north of the city.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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