Tuesday: 1 Marine, 16 Iraqis Killed; 23 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Aug. 12, 2008

A provincial governor was the target of today’s most significant bombing. He survived, but three died others died in Baquba. Overall, 16 people were killed and 23 more were wounded across Iraq. Also, a Marine was killed, two others were wounded, in Anbar province during a small arms attack on Sunday.

A female suicide bomber targeted an official motorcade in Baquba, killing two bodyguards and wounding 10 others. The provincial governor, who was traveling in the convoy, escaped unharmed. Earlier another suicide bomber killed three people and wounded three more at a police station. Yesterday, the Iraqi government temporarily suspended a security operation in the province, and the police chief was fired. A curfew has been imposed.

Six family members were found shot dead near Ramadi. One woman and three children were among the dead.

In Baghdad, three people were injured during a bombing near Khilani Square. One Iraqi soldier was killed and three more were wounded during security operations that netted 22 suspects. Two bombs were safely detonated in Karrada. Two Katyusha rockets were defused in Zaafaraniya. One unidentified body was found dumped in Khilani. Nine gunmen were arrested in the Adhamiya area. Meanwhile, a Sadrist lawmaker complained that more concrete dividers were being erected in Sadr City at a time when they should be dismantled instead.

In Mosul, mortar fire injured a civilian. A policeman was wounded as he was defusing a roadside bomb. Two civilians were injured in an explosion in Zinjili. Two truck drivers were kidnapped in separate incidents. Also, a gunman was found dead, and five others were arrested.

Seventy gunmen were captured last Friday in Iskandariya.

Near Kirkuk, nine suspects were arrested in several small villages. Two suspects were captured as they were planting a roadside bomb.

Four al-Qaeda suspects were detained in Makhmour.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.