An Iraqi Shiite boy who lost his leg in yesterday's car bomb attack against pilgrims, rests at a hospital in the central town of of Hilla today. The death toll from a suicide attack on Shiite pilgrims in Iraq climbed to 117 today, amid fears any backlash
25 Killed in Coffee Shop Suicide Bombing
Baghdad, March 7, (VOI) – Main security developments in Iraq on Wednesday:
Baghdad- Iraqi security forces arrested on Wednesday 38 gunmen in a raid to Haifa street area in central Baghdad, a security source said.
Diwaniya – Unknown gunmen killed a police officer along with his 10-year-old son in a drive-by shooting in Diwaniya, 180 km south of Baghdad, a police source said on Wednesday.
Basra- A gunman was wounded by British forces when he attacked along with an armed group a British base in the city of Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, the spokeswoman for the Multi-National forces in the southern Iraq said on Wednesday.
Baghdad- At least three Shiite pilgrims were killed and ten others were wounded on Wednesday when unknown gunmen ambushed them in southern Baghdad, a security source said.
Diala- A joint Iraqi and U.S. force arrested the senior leader of an al-Qaeda Iraqi cell in Muqdadiya town, Diala province, 57km northeast of Baghdad, a police source said on Wednesday.
Dujail- Four civilians were killed and another one was wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire at their car near al-Mushahda district, a police source from Shiite Dujail in Salah ad-Din province, north of Baghdad, said on Wednesday.
Baghdad- Seven gunmen were killed and 120 suspected militants were arrested by Iraqi security forces in several areas in Baghdad, during the past 24 hours, under the Baghdad law-imposing plan, the Baghdad operations command said on Wednesday.
Falluja- A group of unidentified gunmen on Wednesday waged an attack on an Iraqi military base in the city of Falluja, Anbar province, while four bodies were found in the city, a security source said.
Kirkuk- Two Iraqi policemen were wounded on Wednesday when an explosive charge went off near their police vehicle patrol in Kirkuk, 250km northeast Baghdad, said a police source.
Baghdad- At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded on Wednesday when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police checkpoint set up to protect Shiite pilgrims in southern Baghdad, a police source said.
Diala- At least 25 civilians were killed and 20 more were wounded on Wednesday afternoon when a suicide attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body inside a coffee house near Baaquba, 57 km northeast of Baghdad, a police source said.
Mosul- A gunman was killed on Wednesday in clashes with Iraqi soldiers in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a security source said.