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March 13, 2007
Tuesday: 103 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed, 31 Wounded

Updated at 1:10 a.m. EST, March 14, 2007

Civilian violence picked up today with several incidents occurring in the capital and elsewhere. At least 102 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead and another 31 Iraqis were wounded. A roadside bomb killed one American soldier today in southern Baghdad. A separate roadside bomb killed a soldier in a northeren neighborhood as well.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one and wounded two others in a northern neighborhood. A Katyusha rocket landed in the Karrada district, killing three people and wounded six others there. Three policemen were killed and two more were wounded when gunmen opened fire on them in the Zayouna district. Judge Omar Abdul-Nabi and two others were killed and another person was wounded during a drive-by shooting in the Karrada district. In the Risada district, gunmen killed five worshippers and wounded another. U.S. and Iraqi troops engaged in clashes in a Sunni neighborhood; a Humvee was destroyed. Also, 15 dumped bodies were recovered on Monday, and at least 19 bodies were found today.

In Mosul, 17 dumped bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found over the last couple of days. Also, one person was killed and four wounded during a mortar attack. Two men were killed and three wounded when U.S. forces observed them planting a roadside bomb and engaged them with rocket fire.

Gunmen in Kirkuk killed a policeman and wounded three other officers in a drive-by shooting. A roadside bomb killed four firefighters in a separate incident.

The general director of a mechanical industries company, Hatam Muhsin, was gunned down in Iskandariya.

Two shot bodies were fished out of an irrigation ditch near Kut. At least five other bodies were discovered in the area. Also, an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. military was shot dead, and a U.S. base was shelled overnight as well.

Police found a body bearing gunshot and torture wounds in Diwaniya.

Two people were shot and killed as they were driving to Tikrit University; a third person was kidnapped. In eastern Tikrit, a roadside bomb blasted an oil tanker and killed its driver.

Iraqi troops reported killing eight suspects and arresting 45 others in different parts of Iraq. Four security personnel were killed and five wounded during the operations.

In Diyala, an Iraqi legislator from the Sunni Iraqi Accordance Front survived an assassination attempt; a bodyguard was killed and three others were wounded instead.

The director of the Red Crescent Society in Salah ad Din province was kidnapped and his driver killed.

A doctor was injured and his son killed during an attack by gunmen in Samarra.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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