Updated at 11:56 a.m. EST, Jan. 18, 2007
A second day of increased violence followed the executions
of Saddam’s half-brother and the former head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court.
At least 238 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 118 were injured.
The U.S. military also reported on the
deaths of two American soldiers; one
GI was wounded in a separate incident. Three
British soldiers were wounded in Basra. Also killed were
an American, a Hungarian and a Croatian working for a U.S. aid group. Two
more foreigners were killed in Biji.
U.S. soldiers were killed in Anbar Province in separate incidents; one died
Wednesday and one died on Monday. Also, an American
soldier was wounded by sniper fire in Tikrit, and mortars fell on the American
Base in Balad, but no
injuries were reported there.
British soldiers were wounded in separate incidents around Basra. British
patrols also killed
three militants in separate clashes in the city. Rockets rained down on
a pair of British installations, but no
injuries were reported.
The state-run Iraqiya channel reported that at
least 100 militia members were killed during clashes with Iraqi troops near
Balad Ruz Wednesday.
In Baghdad, 31
unidentified bodies were found dumped throughout the city. At the al Hay
market, a car bomb explosion killed
17 and injured
33 more. Four
people were killed and 11 wounded when a bomb was set off near the offices
of Shi'ite leader Moqtada al Sadr. A roadside bomb at Tayaran Square killed
a policeman working for the ministry of electricity and wounded three others.
Another roadside bomb, this one in Doura, wounded
six people. Also, mortars fell and clashes took place on Haifa Street, but
casualties were reported.
A convoy belonging to the National Democratic Institute for International
Affairs was attacked in Baghdad; an
American staffer and three security people were killed. The security personnel
were Hungarian, Croatian and Iraqi. Two
more people were injured.
Also in the capital, a
professor at Baghdad University was killed. The leader of the Mansour municipality,
Ammanoiel, was kidnapped, and four
of his guards were killed; the incident took place in the al Hamra neighborhood.
killed a former Baath Party member in the Zafaraniya neighborhood. Five
people were kidnapped in in Bayaa. Also, clashes between Iraqi army and
militants took place in the Yarmouk neighborhood; an
Iraqi soldier and four civilians were killed.
In Kirkuk, ten
people were killed and 42 injured in a suicide truck bombing near the al
Quriya police station. Coalition forces killed
foreign security workers were injured by a roadside bomb in Biji.
In Muqdadiya, seven
Iraqis were killed and 10 wounded when American helicopters arrived to support
people were killed and an unknown number injured when U.S. soldiers opened
fire during clashes with gunmen in Hit. A mother and daughter were among the
In Mosul, ten
unidentified bodies were delivered to the morgue.
of a policeman who had been strangled was found in Iskandariya. Mortars
fell on a residential district, killing
a woman and her son; ten others were wounded.
Gunmen attacked two brothers; one
was killed, the other injured.
bodies belong to members of the Shimari tribe were found in Baquba.
And an engineer
was kidnapped Basra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis