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February 11, 2007
Sunday: 114 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 130 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:15 a.m. EST, Feb. 12, 2007

At least 114 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 130 were wounded in various incidents. These deaths comes a day after Gen. David Petraeus took formal command of U.S. troops in Iraq and during increased U.S. military activity in several cities. Also, an American soldier was shot and later died of his wounds in Diyala province, and another American soldier was killed and a third wounded while they were conducting search operations in western Baghdad. At least 38 GIs have died in Iraq during February.

Clashes erupted between combined U.S-Iraqi forces and gunmen in Buhriz; five people were killed and 25 wounded, including women. In Baquba, clashes left 17 militants dead and 20 more wounded. Reports of another downed U.S, helicopter are as yet unconfirmed.

Near Tikrit, a suicide truck bomber attacked the Adwar police station; at least 30 people were killed and 50 wounded in the explosion, including 21 dead police officers. On a highway on the outskirts of Tikrit, a roadside bomb killed two civilians and wounded two others.

In Mosul, eight border security recruits were machine-gunned to death in their vehicle. Five bodies, including three belonging to policemen, were found around town. Twenty-one civilians were wounded during a mortar attack in central Mosul.

In Baghdad, four people were killed and five others wounded by a car bomb parked at an intersection in the upscale Mansour district. Also in Mansour, gunmen killed Kerbala police Colonel Hatam Abdul-Hussein and wounded his son; another civilian was also killed. Near the Nahdha bridge, gunmen killed two people and injured a third. Brigadier General Ayad Fadhil and Colonel Abdul Kareem Abdul Abba, both of the criminal evidence directorate, were wounded in a drive-by shooting. Several people were killed and injured when a suicide bomber detonated his vest. Also, 27 bodies were found scattered about the city.

A suicide bomber blew himself up next to a police station in Ilam, killing one policeman.

Gunmen assassinated Lieutenant Colonel Jamal Mohammad who was the chief of the serious crimes office in Taiji. Two guards were wounded and two of the attackers were killed.

A former Baath Party member was assassinated in Amara.

Three dumped bodies were found scattered around Hilla.

Colonel Faris Al Ameri of the Balad Ruz police survived an assassination attempt; two of his guards were injured.

A female security guard was killed in Baquba.

A body was found dumped in Basra.

And a mine thought to be left over from the Iraq-Iran war injured a child in Al Rumaila Al Shamalia.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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