Saturday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 51 Wounded

Updated at 10:32 p.m. EST, Dec. 6, 2008

At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 51 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Muslims have begun the haj pilgrimage to Mecca, and several Iraqi provinces have strengthened their security measures during the religious observances.

A bomb planted in a cafe in Baquba wounded 19 people, many of them Awakening Council (Sahwa) members.

Gunmen attacked a Sahwa headquarters in Wajihiya, killing three people and wounding four Sahwa members.

One person was killed and as many as 14 were wounded during a suicide bombing in Kirkuk.

A landmine killed four children in Iskandariya.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed one person and wounded three others in a southern neighborhood; the dead man was a Sahwa leader. Seven people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Qahira. Gunmen in Abu Ghraib killed two Iraqi army soldiers.

In Mosul, two policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Qabr al-Bint. Yesterday, gunmen killed a civilian.

An off-duty policeman and a civilian were wounded during a sticky bomb attack in Tuz Khormato.

A gunman was killed in Khanaqin as he was trying to plant a roadside bomb.

In Udhaim, a roadside bomb killed a bodyguard working for Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

A fight between policemen in Fallujah left one dead. Three were arreste and another fled. The cause of the fight was not released.

U.S. forces arrested 10 suspects across northern and central Iraq.

In Missan province, 73 wanted men and other suspects were detained last week. A security plan is in place during Eid observances.

Forty wanted men were captured in Suwayra.

Tight security measures are in place in Suleimaniya province for the Eid holiday.

A large cache of weapons and ammo was found near Makhmour.


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.