Updated at 2:35 a.m. EST, March 9, 2007
At least 67 Iraqis
were reported killed or found dead today and another 58 were wounded in violent
acts. Most of the attacks were outside the capital where it is believed that many
gunmen have fled to in the wake of increased security in Baghdad. Also, the relatives
of a soldier wounded in Iraq last week reported that the soldier
died on Wednesday.
In Baghdad, Iraqi soldiers killed
four militia members and arrested 176 others; ten
Iraqi soldiers were killed and 40 wounded during the operation. Students at
Mustansiriya University protested
and prevented U.S. troops from raiding the campus. Mortars fell on the airport
but caused no
casualties. Also, 10
bodies were found in town on Wednesday and two
more corpses were fished out of the Tigris south of the capital. Ten
more bodies were discovered today.
In Mosul, a suicide
car bomb intended for a police patrol killed
four officers and wounded eight civilians as well. U.S. forces killed
seven militia members and arrested six others during security operations.
Also, 42 of the prisoners who broke out of the jail on Tuesday were re-arrested.
policemen were killed when gunmen attacked the checkpoint in Shirqat.
In Balad, gunmen
killed two soldiers and wounded three at an army checkpoint. Another soldier
was gunned down in a separate incident.
Iraqi soldiers were killed in a drive-by shooting in Hawija. A roadside bomb
killed two civilians,
and gunmen killed
Gunmen stormed three police stations in Duluiya where they
two officers and stole all the weapons housed there. A U.S. patrol attempting
to support the officers was blasted, but there is no word yet on casualties. U.S.
air support blasted the are for two hours.
A car bomb wounded
five civilians in Kirkuk.
Gunmen attacked an Iraqi army base in Fallujah,
casualties were reported.
The Diyala Province governor's secretary,
Hassan, was killed near Imam Wais; a companion
was also injured.
a woman and injured a man in Baquba.
In Hibhib, gunmen stormed a home
where they killed
an older woman and her two sons.
officer was gunned down in Sharbin.
In the al-Aswad area, gunmen stopped
a bus then killed
an old man and kidnapped a young one.
head was found in al-Hadida.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis