Updated at 1:40 a.m. EST, Feb. 20, 2007
Despite a security crackdown, violence continues unabated in Iraq. At least,
102 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 129 were wounded
in various attacks around the country. Also, eight GIs and a National Guard
member were killed in separate incidents; another 19 American soldiers
were wounded in one of the attacks.
At a U.S. outpost near Baghdad today, two
U.S. soldiers were killed and 17
others were wounded during a coordinated attack on them. Three
soldiers were killed and two injured by a roadside bomb south of the
capital today as well. The U.S. military also reported that a Marine
was killed on Saturday, another
Marine on Sunday, and
a soldier died on Sunday, all three during separate combat incidents
in Anbar province. Also, a National
Guard member died from a non-combat related injury.
In Baghdad, Iraqi authorities are reporting
that the security crackdown has netted the arrests or deaths of over a hundred
militants since its inception; however, violence continues: Two roadside bombs
people and injured 40 more in the Zaafaraniya district. In the Karrada area,
a bomb in a minibus killed
seven and wounded 11 people. An evening mortar attack left
11 people dead and 10 injured in southern Baghdad neighborhood. Also, twenty
bodies were found dumped on the streets.
In Baiji, the governor of Salah ad Din province went uninjured during a roadside
bomb attack which killed
three of his bodyguards and wounded four more.
members of a Sunni family were killed after suspected al-Qaeda members dragged
them off a minibus near Falluja; the family, which included small children,
was returning from a funeral. At an army barrack in town, soldiers repelled
an attack; an unspecified
number of casualties occurred.
killed and four injured in Ramadi when two suicide car bombs exploded outside
the home of a tribal leader.At least five
more people were wounded at a police checkpoint.
In Dhuluiya, a suicide car bomber attempted to kill an army chief; the bomber
five people and wounded 12 others.
At a checkpoint near Tikrit, gunmen killed
three and wounded four. In town, seven
militants were arrested in town and their cache of explosives detonated
in a controlled explosion.
bodies were discovered in Mosul. Two
policemen were gunned down in separate events.
bodies were found near Mussayab.
was killed and three others were wounded during a search of a booby-trapped
home in Tal Afar.
A car bomb killed
six and wounded 30 others in Mahmudiya.
In al-Qura Ghawli, clashes broke out during a combined raid by U.S.-Iraqi
casualties were reported, but scores of gunmen were arrested.
Coalition forces killed
a man during a shootout in Basra.
people were kidnapped in al-Katon.
bodies were turned in to the hospital at Khalis.
were killed at eight wounded during an attack at a checkpoint in Anbar province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis