Updated at 12:51 a.m. EST, Mar. 17, 2007
At least 62 Iraqis
were reported killed or found dead today and another 126 were wounded.
Also, the U.S. military reported that two
more American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents yesterday.
soldier was killed when a bomb blasted his patrol in the Salah ad Din
province, and a Marine
died from non-combat related causes in Anbar province. Gunmen also attacked
a U.S. patrol in Tikrit, but no
casualties were so far reported.
In Baghdad, mortars killed
one and wounded five in the Zaafaraniya neighborhood. A civilian
was killed and four others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the Shula
neighborhood. In the Muasllat neighborhood, mortars killed
three members of one family. Clashes took place in the al-Washash area, but
casualties were reported. Also, nine
dumped bodies were discovered.
Coalition forces killed 17
suspected militiamen in Yusisiya
Several mortars fell in Hilla where
one person and injured 12 others.
A bomb placed next to a Kirkuk police
two policemen and a civilian while injuring eight more people. Four
corpses, including two belonging to policemen were found bearing gunshot and
Security campaigns in Baquba are focusing
on the recovery of the director of Sunni Endowment, Fouad Mahmoud Attiya,
who was kidnapped on Wednesday.
In Basra, British troops came under heavy
fire but no
casualties were reported.
A member of the Missan Chamber of Commerce
and former member of parliament during the Saddam regime, Jabbar
Sindi, was gunned down in Amara last night.
Gunmen in Suwayra killed
a member of the government facilities protection service.
At a fake
checkpoint in Diyala, three
Kurd brothers were killed; two of the brothers were under ten years of age.
bodies were also found in the province.
At least 15
people were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his vest in Balad Ruz.
a man they discovered preparing a bomb on a road near Abu Ghraib.
Taji, U.S. troops killed
Late in they day, a tanker truck was blown up near Ameriya
al Fallujah. Unconfirmed reports put the number of casualties at three
dead and 79 wounded.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis