Updated at 11:40 p.m. EST, Mar. 15, 2007
At least 98 Iraqis
were reported killed or found dead today and 88 more were injured. Several
Saudi and Syrian fighters were also killed. And, six American servicemembers
were killed in separate incidents.
The U.S. military reported that four
American soldiers were killed and two more wounded today when a roadside
bomb in Baghdad blasted their unit. Yesterday, a soldier
was killed in combat and a Marine
died from non-combat related causes, both in Anbar Province. Also, U.S.
an Iraqi soldier and wounded three in Mosul when they mistakenly believed
the men to be militia members. Another civilian
was mistakenly killed in Baji. In Balad, U.S. troops killed
two gunmen and detained 11 more.
In Baghdad, a
suicide car bomber killed eight Iraqis while injuring 29 more people at a
security checkpoint in the Karrada district. A separate suicide
car bomber at a Yarmouk area checkpoint killed
one soldier and wounded two civilians. A mortar killed
one and wounded another in Sadr City. A guard working for the Housing Minister
was gunned down in the Kadhamiya district. Sadr City's top official, Rahim
al-Darraji, was injured and two bodyguards were killed when gunmen attacked
their convoy in the Habibiyah area. Two
policemen were gunned down in southern Baghdad. A vegetable
dealer was killed as he was trying to carry a bomb away from a populated area
in Sadr City. Also, 17
bodies were recovered in the city.
people were killed and 23 injured in Iskandariya when a car bomb detonated
as a mini-bus carrying state employees drove by.
Clashes followed an attack
on a police station in Dhuluiya. Five
gunmen, which included Saudi and Syrian fighters, were killed. A
policeman was killed and another one was injured. In a separate development,
of policemen quit their jobs after receiving death threats. Also, three
bodies were discovered.
bodies were found scattered around Baquba. A suicide
car bomber wounded 13 people at a checkpoint.
In Mosul, a car bomb
wounded a policeman.
Gunmen shot dead
another policeman and a cook working for the police department. Yesterday,
a previously unreported car bomb killed
two and wounded eleven.
charred bodies bearing blindfolds, handcuffs and torture wounds were discovered
of a kidnap victim was found in Diwaniya. Three
unidentified bodies were also found.
The Kefil office of al-Sadr political
movement was set on fire yesterday, but no
casualties were reported.
of two women were found in Shurqat.
member of the Mahdi Army was killed in Basra.
In Diyala, five
civilians were killed when gunmen blew up two petrol stations.
police official and his driver were shot and killed in Tikrit. The body
of a policeman was found in a town south of Tikrit.
civilians were wounded and three were kidnapped in Muqdadiyah. Four
gunmen were killed and 10 detained.
Gunmen killed two
motorists in Khalis.
petrol station guards were killed and their bodies burned in Kanaan.
killed a policeman in al-Hartha.
by Margaret Griffis