Sunday: 2 GIs, 10 Iraqis Killed; 36 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:59 p.m. EST, Dec. 28, 2008

Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against an Israeli operation that has so far left almost 300 Palestinians dead. Although most of the protests were peaceful, a suicide bomber took advantage of one anti-Israel demonstration in Mosul to carry out his own deadly operation.

Overall, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and another 36 were wounded across the country. A U.S. soldier was also killed in a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad. The death of sailor in Bahrain on Christmas was also reported. Meanwhile, an Iraqi court opened a new trial against Tariq Aziz, “Chemical Ali,” and over 20 more defendants accused of crimes against humanity.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber riding an explosives-laden bicycle killed four people and wounded 20 others. One of those killed was a 12-year-old boy. Three Katyusha rockets were defused in eastern Mosul.

A car bomb on the eastern outskirts of Fallujah killed two people and wounded six others. A second bomb, this one in a northern neighborhood, killed two policemen and wounded four others.

Four security personnel were wounded during a roadside bombing in Basra. The brother of one of the guards is a local councilman running for a political office and survived an assassination attempt earlier today.

In Baghdad, tighter security measures are in place after a massive bombing in Khadimiya yesterday. Two people were wounded during a bombing in Abu Dsheer. Also, one body was found yesterday.

Four suspects were detained in Kirkuk.

Eight suspects were captured in Baquba.

In Buhriz, a weapons cache was found.

A suspect was captured in Salman village.

A bomb was defused in Mala Oula.

A rocket attack left no casualties in Duluiya.

Two suspects who escaped from a deadly Ramadi prisonbreak two days ago were captured.

Turkey warplanes struck suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq but no casualties were reported.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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