Saturday: 1 Navy SEAL, 50 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:30 a.m. EST, Feb. 10, 2008

At least 50 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 14 more were wounded in the latest violence. Mass graves continue to be discovered in Diyala province, and Mosul prepares for a major security operation. A Navy SEAL was killed and six more were wounded on Thursday during an explosion in Baghdad.

As many as twenty bodies were found in separate locations around Baquba. Gunmen killed 10 people in separate locations across the city. Four suspects, including a Shi’ite militia leader, were arrested. Also, awakening council members protested but their demands were not met.

In Baghdad, two police commandos were injured during a roadside bombing in Yarmouk. Under Ibn Hayan Bridge, a roadside bomb targeting an American patrol left no casualties. A civilian was injured during a roadside bombing at the Beirut intersection; a second bomb was defused. In Talbiyah, two people were injured during a roadside bombing. A roadside bomb in Nahrawan killed one civilian and wounded four others. Also, four dumped bodies were discovered.

Iraqi soldiers fired upon a speeding car in Mosul. The suicide bomber within in detonated his explosives and wounded four civilians in the al-Hadbaa neighborhood. Ten suspects were arrested during a raid. Also, two neighborhoods will be under a vehicle curfew for the next three days as security forces conduct operations.

Five bodies were discovered in a well outside Kirkuk. Also, an Iraqi contractor was killed in his home.

Three unidentified bodies were found on a highway between al-Qaem and al-Rutbah.

In Hawija, gunmen killed a man during a drive-by shooting.

An Awakening Council was wounded in al-Sakhrah.

Gunmen kidnapped an imam last night in southern Basra.

In Kut, a Sadrist leader was kidnapped but later released.

U.S. forces killed four suspects and detained ten others in Diyala.

In Samarra, an al-Qaeda in Iraq leader was killed at his home.

In al-Raka, an Algerian suspect and a Saudi suspect were killed during security operations. Eleven more suspects were detained in Baiji and Mosul.

Four suspects were arrested in Tal Afar.

In Karbala, 75 suspects were detained.

Near Banjaween in al-Douri,

Also, U.S. forces denied raiding a Dentistry school yesterday.


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.