Updated at 12:25 a.m. EST, Feb. 14, 2007
On the first anniversary of the Golden
Dome bombing, at least 138 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and
another 209 were injured in separate events. One extensive bombing occurred
at a market in the capital. A GI
was killed in Fallujah by a roadside bomb and an American
soldier died in a non-combat related incident, both yesterday. The Dept.
of Defense also reported on the death
of a GI from wounds suffered during a roadside bomb attack on Friday. Also,
Germans are missing in Iraq and presumed kidnapped.
In Baghdad, two bombs exploded in the Shorja marketplace killing
at least 81 people and injuring
another 172. Another bomb nearby killed
nine more people and injured 21 others. In Qahira, another bomb killed
two and injured five. Today’s attacks come on the anniversary of the bombing
of the Shi’ite Golden Dome in Samarra; it is that attack which is believed to
have escalated sectarian violence over the last year.
Also in the capital, gunmen attacked an Interior Ministry employee; she survived
the attack but one
bodyguard was killed and a second wounded. The editor of a daily newspaper,
Hussein al-Juburi, was seriously injured in an attack near his home in the
Doura district. And, 32
bodies were recovered throughout the capital.
In Mosul, three
bodies were found. During clashes with gunmen, six
policemen were injured.
school guard was killed in Kut; the guard was a former member of the Baath
party. Also, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint, killing
one policman and injuring three others.
of a policeman who was kidnapped last week was found in Falahiya.
belonging to Iraqi soldiers were found yesterday in Garma.
In Samawa, gunmen killed
a policeman and in a separate incident a
former member of Saddam’s secret police.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis