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
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
civilians and wounded two others.
In Mosul, eight
border security recruits were machine-gunned to death in their vehicle.
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
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
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.
Baath Party member was assassinated in Amara.
dumped bodies were found scattered around Hilla.
Colonel Faris Al Ameri of the Balad Ruz police survived an assassination attempt;
of his guards were injured.
security guard was killed in Baquba.
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