Wednesday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 17 Wounded

Updated at 11:39 p.m. EST, Dec. 29, 2010

At least eight Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in light violence. In the worst attack, a noted police commander was killed during a suicide bombing in Mosul. Meanwhile, the murder trial for a British contractor accused of murdering two colleagues opened in Baghdad.

In Mosul, uniformed gunmen attacked a police commander for the sixth and final time, killing him during a brazen attack at the headquarters. Three other policemen were killed and four policemen were wounded. The three suicide bombers involved also died, one of them via gunshot wounds before he reached the building the commander was in. The building was demolished in the twin blasts.

In Baghdad, three civilians were wounded in a bombing on Palestine Street. No casualties were reported after a bomb targeting a Sahwa member exploded in Doura, but another blast wounded two civilians. Two policemen were wounded in Amiriya.

An Iraqi soldier was killed and five more were wounded as they attempted to disarm a bomb in Abu Ghraib.

A judge was wounded during a blast in Madaen.

A bombing at a Garma fueling station wounded two civilians.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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