Two roadside bombs went off simultaneously in an open air market in the city of Mahmoudiyah, 30 km to the south of Baghdad at 9 a.m. Thursday killing four civilians and injuring 29 others.
A roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Karrada, central Baghdad, at 10 a.m. Thursday, injuring two policemen and six civilians.
A roadside bomb targeted a U.S military convoy in Ameriyah, western Baghdad, Thursday. No casualties were reported.
Two suicide bombers driving booby trapped trucks drove into the village of Wardek before dawn, Thursday. The first truck detonated killing 20 civilians and injuring 27 others, and the toll is expected to rise because many of the injured are critical, said police. The second truck was stopped as Peshmerga, Kurd militia, came to the site at the sound of the first explosion and shot the driver dead. The explosion also leveled fifteen houses and caused extensive damage to forty others.
A suicide bomber driving a booby trapped car targeted the motorcade of the district commissioner of Sadiyah district, Thursday morning. The district commissioner survived the attack but three of his security guards were severely injured.
Wafa Natiq, college student and daughter of the press liaison in the local government of Baquba was kidnapped as she was leaving the college campus in central Baquba, Thursday morning.
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