Updated at 12:45 a.m. EST, Feb. 22, 2007
Despite the continued security crackdown, violence still rages in Iraq. At
least 123 people were killed or found dead and 153 wounded in various
incidents. Two GIs also lost their lives and a U.S. helicopter was shot down.
soldier was killed on Tuesday in Anbar province, and a second soldier
was killed by small arms fire in Baghdad. The U.S. military also reported
that a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down resulting in no
injuries. Also, the military updated
the number of wounded to 29 in a Monday incident in Tarmiya.
An American working as a private
security contractor was injured Monday night during a mortar attack in Baghdad.
The Iraqi army killed
three gunmen and arrested 28 others in Baghdad. In Diyala and Anbar provinces,
Coalition forces killed
seven gunmen and detained 12 more.
In Baghdad explosions continued to rock the city. At least four
people were killed and seven wounded when a car bomb exploded outside a
Sadr City restaurant; some sources place the number of wounded much
higher. In Bayaa, a car bomb that contained chlorine gas canisters as well
as explosives killed
three people and wounded or sickened 55 others. Five
people were killed and 10 injured by mortars, also in Bayaa. Mortars killed
at least two people and injured nine others in a residential area. A roadside
bomb targeting a police patrol in southern Baghdad killed
one policeman and wounded three more. Two more car bombs targeting security
forces exploded but resulted in no
Also in the capital, seven
bodies were discovered dumped together in the Ghazaliya neighborhood. Another
were found scattered in the capital on Tuesday, and 20
more bodies were discovered today.
In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb wounded
10 people. Nine
other people were wounded by a pair of roadside bombs at a bus terminal.
At a police checkpoint near a market and shrine in Najaf, a suicide car bomb
16 and wounded 38 others.
including those belonging to three policemen, were found in Mosul.
soldiers were killed and nine wounded in Hawija as they were trying to dismantle
Mortars fell on al-Abara killing
one and wounding three others.
civilians were executed in al-Shah by men who raided their homes while wearing
Compiled by Margaret Griffis