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February 27, 2007
Tuesday: 94 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 102 Iraqis, 3 GIs Wounded

Updated at 12:55 a.m. EST, March 1, 2007

At least 94 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 102 were wounded in various violent attacks. Also, four Americans soldiers were killed in separate roadside bombings, and another three were wounded.

The U.S. military reported that three U.S. soldiers were killed and one more wounded during a roadside bomb attack on the outskirts of Baghdad today. Another soldier was killed and two more wounded during a separate roadside bomb attack near Diwaniyah last night.

A report that 18 young people were killed in Ramadi turned out to be false. It is believed that an earlier incident added to the confusion. According to early reports, 18 children were killed during a car bomb attack at a soccer field in Ramadi. Then, in a contradictory report, the U.S. military reported that 30 people were injured and no one died during a "controlled explosion" implemented by U.S. forces. Also, the number of dead from yesterday’s ambulance bomb rose by one to fifteen.

In Baghdad, Iraqi labor Ministry Undersecretary Ghazi Al-Anbar died of wounds he received during yesterday's attack at the labor ministry. A car bomb killed five and wounded 10 people shortly after an official convoy passed through the Karrada district. A separate car bomb, also in Karrada, killed two and wounded four. Two people were killed and 11 wounded by a roadside bomb near Tayaran Square. In the Zayouna neighborhood, a roadside bomb wounded three policemen. Also, 25 bodies were found dumped in several neighborhoods.

Also in the capital, a bomb in a bag at a popular restaurant killed three and wounded 13 others. Four were killed and 11 injured when a suicide bomber detonated his cargo near ice cream parlors. The number of dumped bodies found on Monday was updated by seven to a total of 25 bodies.

Twenty-five gunmen were killed and 10 more arrested during clashes in Kut.

In Mosul, a suicide-truck bomber killed 8 policemen and wounded 38, mostly civilians, at a police station. A university student was gunned down in a separate incident.

At a construction company in al-Baaj, a suicide bomber killed four and wounded six in the reception area.

A roadside bomb blast near Kirkuk killed a child and an Iraqi soldier.

British forces killed a gunman and arrested three more in separate incidents in Basra.

Three people were killed and six wounded when mortars fell on Wehde.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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