Updated at 12:34 a.m. EST, Feb. 14, 2007
At least 72 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 62 more wounded.
Many of the casualties occurred during a suicide truck bombing in Baghdad, which
came a day after a similar attack in the capital killed over 70 people. Also,
American soldiers were wounded in Duluiya, and two
British troops were injured in Amara.
Gunmen using hand grenades attacked a U.S. patrol, injuring
three GIs, and damaging their vehicle in Duluiya. Near Amara, a Hercules
C-130 aircraft supplying British troops was severely in an "incident"
at an airstrip; two
people were injured, but the British say that no hostile ground fire was
involved. The Rasafa neighborhood in Baghdad was sealed
off by U.S. troops as part of increased troop deployment in the city. Also,
U.S. forces demolished a hotel in Haditha; the public had been warned of the
operation beforehand, so there were no
In Baghdad, a suicide truck-bomb killed
18 and wounded 40 near the College of Economic Sciences in the Iskan district.
were killed and another four injured when a car bomb exploded in the al-Ameen
district. Mortar rounds falling in Abu Disheer injured
two people. Also, 20
bodies bearing the usual gunshot and/or torture wounds were discovered scattered
around the capital.
were found in Mahmudiya; they bore gunshot wounds and torture marks.
Mortar rounds fell on Nahwaran where they killed
five people and wounded 12 more.
Mahdi army members were gunned down in Amara.
gunmen were killed in Mandili when the car bomb they were loading was set
In al-Hakimiya, two
kidnapped children were freed by police.
Police in Kharnabat became suspicious of men bearing a coffin. The coffin turned
out to be booby-trapped and was disarmed; however, two
of the policemen were killed and a third kidnapped by the gunmen.
A suicide bomber was killed by police when he tried to detonate his vest in
a crowd of people waiting for kerosene.
The main hospital at Baquba received 12
bodies and four injured.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis