Updated at 8:34 p.m. EDT, July 21, 2008
At least 24 Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. A home belonging to the family of a pro-U.S. MP was blown up in Baghdad, but no one was hurt. Also, bombs targeted homes belonging to Fallujah police officers or their families.
In Mosul, a suicide car bomber killed two Iraqi Kurds and wounded eight others yesterday; the dead were contractors working for Massoud Barzani, leader of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region. Two Iraqi soldiers were shot and killed. Gunmen killed two people in a car. A body bearing gunshot wounds was found. Five wanted men were arrested, and a kidnap victim was liberated.
In Baghdad, five people were wounded when a bomb blew up in Tobchi. A home belonging to the family of an outspoken MP was blown up, but no casualties were reported. U.S. forces captured a man suspected of being a “propagandist” for Hezbollah Brigades. Iraqi police detained five men and confiscated a weapons cache. Also, one unidentified body was found.
A tractor bomb killed seven people and wounded eight more in Saidiya. Most of the dead were Awakening Counicl members.
A bomb near the home of the Fallujah police chief’s father left five wounded. A bomb exploded at the home of police official, but left no casualties. Two other bombs were safely defused.
Clashes between two Turkmen tribes left three dead and two wounded in Tal Afar.
Two bodies were found in a yard in Suwayra.
A tribal chief was shot and killed in Abu Saida.
Gunmen killed a man outside his Kut home.
Near Buhriz, gunmen stormed a home and kidnapped four people.
Kurdish forces confiscated a weapons cash near Khanaquin.
In Kirkuk, a senior police officer was killed and four of his body guards were wounded during a bombing. Gunmen killed the bureau chief at a Kurdish magazine near his home.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis