Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Feb. 9, 2007
During a series of raids, Coalition troops killed a number of alleged militia
members. Also, sectarian violence continued throughout the country despite a
security crackdown. Overall, 35 Iraqis were killed and 54 more were injured.
Three American servicemembers and a British soldier were also killed
in separate incidents.
U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Anbar province yesterday. A British
soldier was killed and three wounded in Basra during a roadside bomb
explosion. An American vehicle was struck by a bomb near Hit; no
one was injured.
In what is being described as a friendly fire incident, U.S. forces killed
eight Kurdish Peshmerga militiamen and wounded eight more in Mosul; the
U.S. military said they were targeting an al Qaeda cell.
In other Coalition raids, at least two
gunmen were killed in Mosul and another
was killed in Baquba. A man
was injured near Taji when Coalition forces detained him after seeing him
planting a roadside bomb. Also, four
civilians were killed and two others injured during a U.S. raid in Duluiya;
a police source complained that U.S. forces were not allowing emergency medical
personnel into the area to recover the dead and wounded.
In Baghdad, clashes erupted between Iraqi police and gunmen in the Doura neighborhood;
were killed and 10 were wounded.
A car bomb exploded near the home of a Kirkuk police colonel; seven
were wounded, including the colonel and members of his family.
people were killed and eight wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at a
marketplace near Hilla.
A roadside bomb in Mosul wounded
17 people including 10 policemen. Two
people were killed in separate incidents.
Thirteen people were kidnapped in Imam village; two were rescued immediately.
bodies were fished out of the Maleh River in Mahaweel.
men were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting detonated prematurely
In Tuz Khormato, a man
was injured when a grenade was tossed at his home. A 14-year-old
was kidnapped during a home invasion robbery. Also, two
workshops were burned down in separate incidents.
Also, Turkish forces targeting PKK members shelled an area of Iraq near the
Turkish border. No
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis