Updated at 1:05 a.m. EST, Jan. 28, 2007
The U.S. military announced that seven
U.S. servicemembers were killed and three wounded. Also, at least 92 Iraqi
were killed or found dead today and another 83 were wounded in various attacks
throughout the country. Baghdad continues to be rocked by various explosion,
many in the form of car bombs and mortar attacks.
According to military authorities, seven more GIs have been killed. One
soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Diyala province on Friday. Another
roadside bomb, also in Diyala on Friday, killed
another soldier and wounded three GIs. Two
more GIs died in Baghdad on Thursday and three
servicemembers were killed in unspecified locations today.
Coalition forces rescued eight
torture victims in Arab Jabour. In a raid south of Baquba, U.S. forces killed
14 suspected militia members. Clashes broke out in Fallujah after gunmen
attacked an American base; no
casualties were reported. Also, a rocket that landed in Baghdad’s Green
two people at the U.S. embassy; the two victims were not part of the embassy
staff. A mortar landed at the consulate in Hilla as well, but no
casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, 40
bodies, two belonging to women, were dumped in several Baghdad neighborhoods.
At least one suicide bomber detonated two car bombs in a mostly-Shi’ite neighborhood;
people were killed and 55 were wounded in the attack. Mortars fell in Hurriya
where one person
was killed and ten injured, in Camp Sara where one
person was wounded, and on Palestine Street where another
person suffered injuries. Iraqi police killed
three militia members. Last night, gunmen stormed a Shi’ite home in the
Amil district where they killed
five members of one family. In the Karrada neighborhood, gunmen in police
eight people from a computer store.
Also in the capital, the Sunni Iraqi People's Congress is demanding
that the shelling of Sunni neighborhoods be stopped by the Iraqi government;
according to them, the Adil neighborhood has received over 50 rounds since Friday
In Kirkuk, two
bound bodies were found. Gunmen attacked a minibus, killing
two people and wounding four others. A car bomb killed
two suicide bombers in a mostly-Shi’ite neighborhood, while a roadside bomb
four civilians elsewhere.. Katyusha
rockets fell on the airport, which also doubles as a U.S. base; no casualties
Five bodies were
fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. Bodies regularly are seen floating
in the river there and they often get caught in the network of irrigation gates.
The town is about 25 miles south of Baghdad.
A taxi driver was killed
in the crossfire during clashes in Mosul. A car bomb killed
one civilian and injured two more.
In Ramadi, the head of the local chapter of the Iraqi National Congress, Saad
Hussein al-Alwani, was found dead a day after he was kidnapped; the secular
group is headed by Ahmed Chalabi.
Near Hawija, a roadside bomb injured
Outside Iskandariya, gunmen killed
two people and wounded two others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis