Updated at 2:10 a.m. EST, Feb. 4, 2007
At least 210 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 418 wounded,
mostly in a series of bombing in the capital and Kirkuk. Also, five American
soldiers died in separate incidents.
The U.S. military reported on the deaths of three more American servicemembers.
Two U.S. soldiers were killed
during combat in Anbar province, another
soldier died while on recuperative leave. Later, the deaths
of two more soldiers were reported; they died in Baghdad on Friday.
An U.S. vehicle was blasted in Khalis, no
casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, a suicide truck bomber killed
at least 135 people and injured 305 others in an attack on the Sadriyah
market in central Baghdad; the bombing occurred late in the afternoon as crowds
had gathered to buy food for their evening meals. It is the single deadliest
attack since the 2003 wasr began. A minibus struck a roadside bomb near Beirut
one and wounding four. Also, a bomb in a southern neighborhood killed
one and wounded ten. Following the attack, mortar rounds were exchanged
between Sunni and Shi'ite neighborhoods; two
were killed and 20 injured in the barrages. And 19
dumped bodies were discovered in various neighborhoods.
In Kirkuk a series of eight bombings rocked the city during a two-hour period,
killing three and wounding 43 others. A suicide
car bomber targeted the offices of Kurdish Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani;
two people were killed and 30
wounded in the incident. No
casualties were reported at a second bombing which took place at a girls’
school closed for the weekend. Eight
people were wounded at a bombing at a petrol station. Two roadside bombs
targeting police patrols went off in a northern neighborhood, killing
at least two more. Another car bomb then wounded
five people in a southern district. A curfew is in effect.
Four policemen were killed
and a fifth wounded when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Samarra; three
of the gunmen were killed and
one was wounded. In a separate incident in town, three
officers were wounded when a car bomb blasted them.
In Mahmudiya, eight
people was killed and 12 wounded during a bombing at a marketplace.
bodies were discovered in Fallujah. U.S. forces killed
three gunmen during a "search campaign." Clashes broke out elsewhere,
casualties were reported.
A curfew is in effect
in Mosul following a clash between Iraqi security forces and militia members.
Two Iraqi soldiers
and three civilians were killed in separate incidents. Five
gunmen were also reported killed. Three
people were injured when a car bomb targeted an ambulance.
dead a police officer in Duluiya.
bearing gunshot wounds to the head was found in Iskandariya.
A lawyer known for defending militants, Jaishi
al-Ameer, was shot dead in Kut.
In Baiji, a convoy of gunmen carrying banners declaring the establishment
of an "Islamic state" terrified
the mostly Sunni town.
At least eight
people were killed in Hit when a suicide bomber detonated his cargo; the
number of wounded was not released.
Gunmen attacked a Khalis checkpoint and injured
In Narhavan, three
people were killed and 12
wounded during a mortar attack.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis