Updated at 1:05 a.m. EST, Jan. 27, 2007
Although Fridays are the Muslim prayer day and generally quiet, several bombs
rocked the capital today. Overall, 84 Iraqis were killed or found dead today
and another 130 were injured in various attacks throughout Iraq. Also,
was killed in combat today in Anbar province.
In Coalition news, the British bases in Basra were attacked with mortar rounds,
and a roadside bomb blasted a British vehicle; no
casualties were reported in either event. A police source reported that
U.S. warplanes bombed Loqmaniya; three
civilian villagers were killed and three more wounded. Also, a woman
was killed when she was caught in crossfire between U.S. forces and snipers
on a bridge crossing the Euphrates at Hit.
In Baghdad, a bomb left in a pigeon carrier killed
15 people and injured 66 others at the Souq al-Ghazl pet market. In the
Amil district, a roadside bomb wounded
two people. Another roadside bomb in nearby Bayaa injured
two more people, outside a mosque. Police detonated another bomb in a controlled
injuries were reported but several storefronts were damaged. And, a suicide
car bomber attacked a checkpoint in central Baghdad; two
Iraqi soldiers were killed and 14 wounded in the incident.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, seven
bodies were discovered; they were bound, blindfolded and shot in the head.
At least another 25
bodies were found as well. A
well-known Iraqi boxer was found dead several days after he was kidnapped.
between police and gunmen took place in several neighborhoods.
In Guba, a suburb of Mosul, a suicide bomber killed seven
people and injured 17 others as they were exiting a mosque after Friday
prayer service. Two
policemen were injured in a blast directed at their patrol. Police foiled
a kidnapping attempt on a female university student.
people were killed and 20 wounded during mortar attacks in villages near
Muqdadiyah. The head of Muqdadiyah committee, Raad
Abid Jasim Al Timimi, was injured in an assassination attempt. Four
bodies, believed to belong to residents of nearby Zhirat village, were found
on a rural road near town.
A former Baath
Party member and an interpreter were killed in separate events in Kut. Also
mortars fell on an Iraqi army base; six
were killed and two were wounded.
Near Hawija the headless
body of a kidnap victim was recovered.
In a village south of Kirkuk, a bullet-riddled
body was found. At least one other body
was found. Also, a roadside bomb wounded
At least two
gunmen were killed in Baquba.
two brothers in Khalis.
A blast struck a mosque in Tal Afar, but no
casualties were reported.
An armed group in the Diyala province has
issued a death sentence against a journalist. Another journalist has been
for nearly two weeks.
And clashes took place in Ramadi between gunmen and the government-supported
Anbar Salvation Council; the number
of casualties is unspecified.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis