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March 12, 2007
Monday: 76 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 13 Iraqis Injured

Updated at 1:30 a.m. EST, Mar. 13, 2007

At least 76 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 13 were wounded. Civilian violence was lighter than usual; most of today's deaths occurred during security operations. Also, the U.S. military reported that a Marine was killed in combat in Anbar Province, and a soldier died of non-combat related causes in Baghdad, both on Sunday.

During security operations in several cities, Iraqi troops killed 42 suspected militiamen and arrested 53 others.

In Baghdad, gtunmen in the Zaiyounah district raked an Agricultural Ministry convoy with bullets; a "security member" was killed and two more wounded. Three labor ministry employees were kidnapped in the Mansour district. Also, 20 bodies were found shot to death on Sunday.

Two boys were killed and two more wounded when mortars fell on a soccer field in Iskandariya.

The director of the state-owned water supply company, Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed, was shot dead while driving home from work in Badush.

In Mosul, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) headquarters was shelled; one guard was injured. A former but prominent Baath Party member was shot dead late last night.

The body of a man who was shot to death and likely tortured was found in Mahaweel.

In Mussayab, the body of a man, shot and bound, was recovered.

Iraqi/U.S. forces arrested the Director of Communications in Duluiya.

An abandoned meat truck was found in Tikrit; there is no word on the fate of the missing driver.

No casualties were reported when British bases came under attack in Basra.

Clashes in Hilla resulted in no reported casualties.

Four policemen were killed in Kirkuk when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle.

Five policemen were wounded during an armed attack in Baquba. Two civilians were killed in a separate attack north of the city.

The U.S. military shot a man dead in the Saidiya district on Sunday.

Three villagers were injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Ban Mil. A procession of pilgrims from Karrada was to have passed through the area, but they changed their route at the last minute.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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