Tuesday, December 18, 2007



Around 8,15 am, an IED exploded near the rare gate of Mustansiriyah University in Waziriyah neighborhood east Baghdad. No casualties reported.

Around 9,00 am, an IED exploded in Al Amirat Street in Mansour neighborhood west Baghdad. No casualties reported.

Three people (an Iraqi soldier and two civilians were wounded when mortar shell hit Al Shurta tunnel neighborhood west Baghdad around 10,00 am.

Four people were killed (1 national police member and 3 civilians) and seven others wounded (2 national police members and 5 civilians) in a parked car bomb in Al Nidhal Street downtown Baghdad around 2,00 pm.

Dean of al-Ma'moun college, Mohammed Abdulhasen al-Mayahi, was shot dead by gunmen as he got out of his car in front of his home in Qadisiyah neighbourhood, central Baghdad at 06:30 pm. The gunmen, in a civilian vehicle, used silencers.

5 unidentified bodies were found in Baghdad by Iraqi Police today. 1 in Shaab, 2 in Slaikh, 1 in Doura and 1 in Saidiyah.


A suicide car bomb targeted a police check point downtown Baquba city north of Baghdad around 1,00 pm killing tow policemen and injuring 15 people (10 civilians, 3 children and 2 policemen).

16 killed and 24 injured in explosion. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest detonated in a popular cafe in Abbara district, 10 km to the north of Baquba at around 07:00 pm. The victims came from mixed backgrounds.


A prominent Yazidi family was attacked by gunmen and 7 of its members were killed including Mesco, the head of the family, and his wife. The attack came at 12:30 am when the family was asleep in their home that is located between Sinjar and the town of Ba'aj, 25 km to the south of Sinjar

Courtesy McClatchy Newspapers

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