Updated at 1:10 a.m. EST, Feb. 26, 2007
Although Iraqi authorities insist a security crackdown has had a positive effect
on attacks in the country, violence rages on. At least 151 Iraqis were reported
killed of found dead today and another 134 were injured. Also, an
soldier died after spending nearly a year in a coma that was the result
of a shooting in Iraq.
Iraqi officer and 12 soldiers were killed and 13 more wounded during military
operations. Troops also killed
11 militants and captured 75 more in the capital; ten employees of a media
company were also arrested.
In Baghdad, Mustansiriya University was the target of a female
suicide bomber who detonated her vest near the entrance to the business
annex; 40 were
killed and 55 more were wounded in the attack. In the Green Zone, a bomb
people. A car bomb in central Baghdad killed
two persons and injured four more. Another car bomb in the Karrada neighborhood
four . Katyusha rockets killed
10 in the Shi’ite Abu Dshir neighborhood. Also, 17
bodies were recovered from the streets of several neighborhoods.
The number of casualties from yesterday’s attack in Habbaniyah rose by 15
dead and 39 wounded to a total of 56 dead and 103 wounded. A suicide car
bomber struck as worshippers were exiting a Sunni mosque.
In Mosul, U.S. forces killed
two gunmen during a raid, which also netted them a suspected al-Qaeda leader.
Gunmen stormed the home of a former senior member of Saddam Hussein's Baath
Party, and shot
him dead. A police
officer was gunned down. Twenty-four
bodies were found scattered around the city.
was killed an three wounded by a roadside bomb in Nahrawan.
headless and handless bodies were discovered near Suleiman Beg.
A roadside bomb killed
a police officer and wounded six others in Muqdadiya.
Near Basra, a woman
was killed by a landmine that was likely left over from a previous war.
A roadside bomb wounded
three people near Kirkuk.
A car bomb in al-Rasheed killed
one and injured another.
was killed and a second injured by gunmen in Jurf al-Milah.
In al-Mustafa, a
policeman was killed.
Mortars that fell on al-Abara injured
headless bodies were recovered near Enjana.
and her brother were gunned down near Balad.
10 people in Mahmudiya.
A U.S. vehicle was destroyed by an explosive device in Duluiya; no
casualties were reported. Another one was destroyed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis