Updated at 11:20 p.m. EST, Feb. 10, 2008
As U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates made a surprise visit to Iraq to meet with political leaders and military commanders, at least 86 Iraqis were killed and 107 more were wounded in new attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but a U.S. soldier was found guilty in of murdering an Iraqi.
A suicide car bomber near Balad blasted a Yathrib area checkpoint manned by Iraqi police and Awakening Council members. At least 33 were killed and 51 more were injured.
West of Mosul in the Tal Abta area, six tribal fighters and ten al-Qaeda suspects were killed during clashes following a armed attack on a pair of villages. The clashes lasted several hours. Two women and four children were also killed during the initial attack. Five Awakening Council members and two women were injured during crossfire.
In Baghdad, five dumped bodies were discovered in various neighborhoods. Gunmen in Yarmouk fired upon two Defense Ministry officials, wounding them seriously. In Nosoor Square, gunmen fired upon a bus, killing one person and injuring two more. Also, U.S. forces conducted a raid on a psychiatric hospital in connection with a pair of significant bombings last week.
Mortars striking a police station killed three people and wounded 19 others in Balad Ruz.
Near Arbil in al-Hadj, an Iraqi soldier killed a civilian and wounded three others after a squabble at the civilian’s fuel station. The soldiers involved were later arrested.
Three Awakening Council members were killed and two others were wounded during a bombing on a checkpoint in Amiriyat al-Fallujah.
Three brothers were found dead in Tikrit. A relative said that an Iraqi army force killed them in the presence of family members, but security forces claim the brothers were staging an attack.
On a highway between Tikrit and Baghdad, two civilians were gunned down.
The body of a woman was found shot to death in Arbil.
Three Awakening Council members were wounded during a car bombing between Hawija and Abbasi.
A grave containing five bodies was discovered in Bab al-Sham.
Three people were killed and seven injured during an suicide attack at a checkpoint in Albo Efan.
Four people were injured during a suicide bombing in downtown Mosul.
In al-Sahaji, four Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded during a suicide fuel tanker bombing. The bombing was near a power plant. Damage to the high tension wires caused a blackout.
No casualties were reported after the British base in Basra received a missile attack.
A car bomb was defused in Ramadi.
The Iraqi Army arrested 75 people across Iraq.
Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces arrested two suspects near Hilla.
A senior al-Qaeda suspect was arrested in Kut.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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