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.
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;
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.
boys were killed and two more wounded when mortars fell on a soccer field
The director of the state-owned water supply company,
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.
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
casualties were reported when British bases came under attack in Basra.
in Hilla resulted in no
policemen were killed in Kirkuk when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle.
policemen were wounded during an armed attack in Baquba. Two
civilians were killed in a separate attack north of the city.
a man dead in the Saidiya district on Sunday.
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