Updated at 10:25 p.m. EST, Feb. 5, 2007
Increased violence continues across Iraq ahead of a U.S.-Iraqi security
crackdown. At least 83 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another
136 were wounded. Also two GIs and a British soldier were killed
in separate incidents.
American soldier died in Baghdad from wounds received when a roadside bomb
blasted his vehicle yesterday; two
other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The Dept. of Defense also reported
on the death of a Soldier in Baghdad on Saturday. In Tikrit, U.S. forces burned
down three buildings after coming under fire. Also, a British
soldier was killed during a roadside bomb blast in Basra; this death marks
the 100th British soldier to have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led
In Baghdad, a car bomb at a petrol station killed
15 people and
wounded 65 in the Saidiya district. Eight
people were killed and 40 injured in an explosion at a garage in the Nadha
neighborhood. At Andulus Square, a car bomb near a children’s hospital killed
six and wounded nine others. A car bomb in the Amil district left no
were wounded during a roadside bomb explosion at Mustansiriya square. A
trashcan-bomb in central Baghdad killed
eight. Also, a mortar round fell on central Baghdad, killing
one and wounding six others, and mortars fell in the Doura district where
they killed seven people.
Also in the capital, clashes broke out in the Adhamiya neighborhood, but casualty
figures could not be reported due to sniper activity. A director at the
Transportation Ministry, Basim
Abdul-Hussein, was gunned down in central Baghdad. And gunmen wearing police
uniforms attacked an armored
truck. They kidnapped five people and stole US$350,000; the kidnap victims
were found alive later with the truck. Also, 25
bodies were found dumped throughout Baghdae.
On a highway east of Baghdad, a roadside bomb injured
police officer was gunned down and another injured while guarding a mosque
were wounded during clashes in Mosul. Also, Laith al-Othman, the
assistant governor of Ninewa was wounded along with three bodyguards when
a roadside bomb blasted his convoy.
body bearing torture wounds was found in Kirkuk. In nearby Shwan, a second
unidentified bodies were found in Khalis.
In al-Shurqat, the body
of Ammar Ubaid Mohammed, an electricity department employee was found a week
after he was kidnapped.
policemen were killed and another injured when gunmen attacked their al-Saidiya
In al-Madaen, three
dumped bodies were recovered.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis