Updated at 1:35 a.m. EST, March 4, 2007
At least 61
Iraqis were killed or found dead and 40 were wounded during today’s attacks.
American soldiers also lost their lives when a roadside bomb blasted their
In coalition incidents, a U.S. air strike in Arab Jabour killed
seven suspected al-Qaeda members. Two
gunmen were killed in another air strike, this one near Taji. At Camp Cropper,
a detainee died
of injuries caused by other detainees. Also, a British vehicle was set ablaze
when a roadside bomb blasted it, but no
casualties were reported.
An American working for a private security
reportedly killed and two others injured near Basra when they came across
a roadside bomb.
A suicide car bomber killed
12 people, including a child, and wounded 22 others at a police checkpoint
In Baghdad, authorities reported that the body
of a prominent journalist had been found in Wednesday. Lt.
Col. Fadhil Rahim was killed in an ambush in the Adil neighborhood. A
police commando was killed and another injured by a roadside bomb in the Saydiya
neighborhood. A separate roadside bomb wounded
three policemen and a civilian in southeast Baghdad. A third roadside bomb
three more policemen; this one was in the Doura neighborhood. Also, ten
bodies were found dumped in several neighborhoods.
A roadside bomb
blasted a police convoy that was headed to Tikrit; three
policemen were killed and three more injured.
In Yusufiya, six
members of a Sunni family were slaughtered after receiving death threats over
attending a reconciliation conference with Shi’ites.
and her two children were blasted by a roadside bomb as they walked by it
civilian was gunned down and three others wounded in Hawija.
body was discovered in Iskandariya. Mortars killed
two and wounded four in a residential neighborhood.
In Kirkuk, journalist
Hashim Bairaqdar was kidnapped. Two
bodies belonging to suspected Arab foreigners were found on a highway.
and two men were killed by a roadside bomb on a highway near Diwaniya.
bodies were discovered scattered in farms near Baquba.
Near Khan Bani
Saad, Iraqi troops killed
civilians and a police officer were killed in separate shootouts in Mosul.
bodies were found east of the city.
people were wounded during an attack at a checkpoint in Fallujah.
by Margaret Griffis