Updated at 12:33 a.m. EST, Feb. 19, 2007
Three bombs killed dozens in Baghdad today despite a security crackdown that
has hampered movement through the city for several days. Overall, 99 Iraqis
were killed or found dead throughout the country today and 157 were injured.
The U.S. military also reported the deaths
of two American soldiers.
Two American soldiers were
killed on Saturday. One
died when his patrol came under fire north of the capital. The other
soldier was killed in Baghdad by a grenade. Fifteen
gunmen were killed and two
Iraqi policemen were injured during operations conducted by combined U.S.-Iraqi
forces. Also, British forces killed three
gunmen during a clash near Basra; at least four
others were wounded.
Baghdad was rocked by several car bombs. Two car bombs blasted a market in
the Shi’ite neighborhood of New Baghdad where they killed
at least 62 people and injured
129 others. Another bomb killed
three people and wounded 12 more in Sadr City. Also, three
dumped bodies were found in the capital.
Police Colonel Ali Mutashar’s convoy was attacked in Samawa; he suffered no
injuries but four
bodyguards were wounded.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb left a
police colonel and two policemen injured. A civilian
was gunned down in a separate event.
bearing gunshot wounds were found in Balad.
and shot bodies were discovered in Sulaiman Paek.
In Suwayra, a body
was recovered from a river.
During clashes in Tikrit, two
police officers and several gunmen were killed and three
policemen were injured.
killed two farmers in Balad Ruz.
In al-Sadiya, attacked the municipality director Sabah Ahmed; two
of the attackers were killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis