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Violence is down 93 percent during the last quarter of 2008. Six Iraqi soldiers were killed in two bombings in Jalawlaa. Iraqi forces detained 18 wanted men in Mosul, six insurgents in Kirkuk, four al Qaeda fighters in Diyala, and prevented a terrorist attack in Baghdad.
Muqtada al Sadr urged Iraqis to attack US troops for Israel's operation in Gaza. No major security incidents were reported during today's Ashura procession. Iraqi security forces detained 28 wanted men and insurgent suspects in Basrah.
Security forces detained seven al Qaeda fighters in Diyala and two more in Touz Khormato. Border police in Trebil seized 50 kilograms of heroin. One civilian was killed and six more were wounded in an IED attack in Baghdad. Seven civilians were wounded in a bombing in Mosul.
Iraqi forces detained eight insurgents in Babil and captured six more during raids nationwide. The Sons of Iraq detained two suspects thought to be behind a bombing in Baghdad. Two Iraqis were killed and 27 were wounded in six small-scale bombings in Baghdad. Five Iraqis were wounded in a bombing in Mosul.
A suicide attack outside a Shia shrine in Baghdad killed 35 civilians and wounded 79 more. Iraqi forces detained seven al Qaeda fighters in Baqubah, four al Qaeda fighters in Mosul, four wanted men in Basrah, three more in Haweija, and two more in Daqook.
Police arrested two al Qaeda operatives attempting to conduct attacks during a religious festival in Karbala and detained two wanted men in Al Kut. A policeman was killed in a shooting in central Mosul. A Kurdish communist party leader was killed in Kirkuk.
A suicide bomber killed 23 and wounded 42 more in an attack on a tribal meeting in Yusafiyah. Two Awakening fighters were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Hillah. Iraqi forces detained 10 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala and two insurgents near Makhmour.
Iraq has transitioned to full sovereignty as the status of forces agreement has taken effect. Iraqi forces detained 15 insurgent in separate raids throughout the country. Police killed three "gunmen" in Huwaiyja. Four police were killed in bombings in Mosul.
Iraqi forces detained the leader of a Shia cult and 18 wanted men in Basrah, and two al Qaeda leaders in Diyala. One US soldier was killed in Balad and another was killed in Baghdad. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in Diyala and five civilians were killed in two attacks in Mosul.