Updated at 1:35 p.m. EST, Feb. 7, 2007
Violence has tapered off somewhat from the high of the weekend, but at least
64 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 55 were wounded.
Also, officials reported that a GI
was killed southwest of Baghdad and two Marines were killed in
separate incidents in Anbar province.
The U.S military reported that an American
soldier died today of gunshot wounds southwest of the capital, and a
died of wounds sustained during enemy action on Tuesday. Another Marine
was killed in Anbar province on Feb. 1. Also, American forces raided
the home of the spokesman for the governor of Tikrit; he and his brother, a
police colonel, were arrested. U.S. troops also killed
a militant near the Syrian border, five
gunmen in Bayji, and two
more near Tikrit. Military
operations increased in the capital.
In Baghdad, bombs continue to rock the city. Five
people were killed and 12 wounded during a car bombing in the Mashtal district.
A separate car bomb in a southern neighborhood killed
three and wounded three others. Another
five were wounded during a car bomb explosion in the Bayaa district. In
the Zaafaraniya district, a roadside bomb injured
two more. And another car bomb injured
five, including one soldier, in the Yarmouk district.
Also in the capital, authorities reported that a senior
Iranian official was kidnapped on Sunday. Eleven
people were kidnapped from one house in Sadr City. In the Mansour district,
were wounded while clashing with gunmen. And, police reported finding 25
bodies dumped throughout the city.
On the Baghdad-Kut highway, roadside bombs blasted Baghdad Governor Hussein
al-Tahhan’s convoy; no
casualties were reported.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a female government employee. Two
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during clashes with gunmen.
people were wounded in Kirkuk when two consecutive bombs exploded. One was
at the home of a police officer and wounded his mother. The other took place
just north of the city in a residential area.
Two separate bombs near Khalis killed
seven people and injured three more.
In Fallujah, a sniper killed
two Iraqi soldiers.
policeman was killed and two others wounded in Baquba on Tuesday. Eight
were killed in a series of shootings.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis