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February 10, 2007
Saturday: 3 GIs, 87 Iraqis Killed; 4 GIs, 41 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:01 a.m. EST, Feb. 11, 2007

At least 87 Iraqis were killed and 41 wounded in various incidents. Also, U.S. authorities reported that three GIs were killed and four wounded yesterday during an explosion in the Diyala province. Also, U.S forces killed an American contractor on Monday.

Three American soldiers were killed and four wounded in the Diyala province yesterday when a building they were searching suddenly exploded. So far in February, 36 GIs have been killed in Iraq. Also, British bases in Basra came under mortar and rocket attack, but no casualties were reported there. An American contractor died Monday at Camp Anaconda during what is being described as "an escalation of force incident." Also, in Duluiya, U.S. forces commandeered several private homes.

In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed five and wounded 10 outside a bakery in the Karrada district. In the eastern al-Kamaliyah area, a separate car bomb killed three and wounded six people. Shi’ite gunmen stormed Sunni homes in the Ghazaliya neighborhood where they killed one person and wounded five others. An Iraqi army officer was killed during a drive-by shooting in the Abu Ghraib area. A 15-year-old girl was killed in crossfire between rival groups. Clashes broke out in the Adhamiyah area, but no casualties were reported. Also, 30 bodies were found throughout the city.

Twenty-four bodies were discovered in the area around Kut.

Ten police officers and seven civilians were injured when a bomb blew up outside the governor of Ninevah’s office.

In Mussayab, gunmen stormed a home where they killed three and wounded two more members of the same family. A roadside bomb killed one person in a separate incident. Two women and a man died when a mortar round fell on their home.

A suicide car bomb targeted a checkpoint in Tal Afar; one Iraqi soldier was killed and five people were wounded including three civilians.

A mortar round fell on Iskandariya where it killed one person.

In al-Thawra, one policeman was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting; three civilians were wounded in a related car bombing.

Gunmen in Hilla shot dead three people and wounded two others during drive-by shooting; women were among the dead and injured.

Mortars fell in Mosul, but no casualties were reported.

Clashes erupted in Haditha and Ramadi, but no casualties have as yet been reported.

 

 

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