Updated at 1:14 p.m. EST, Mar. 21, 2007
During a second day of
increase violence, at least 143 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 124 more
were injured. Most of the incidents were small in nature with the exception
of a clash near Fallujah that left almost 60 people dead. Also, two
American servicemembers were killed when an explosive device blasted their
vehicle during a security patrol in Baghdad. The U.S. military also released the
names of three previously unreported GI deaths that occurred on Mar. 17
in separate events in Baghdad,
vice-president under Saddam Hussein, Taha
Yassin Ramadan, was executed before dawn for crimes against humanity. He is
the third Saddam aide to be executed since the former leader’s execution in December.
A combined force of police and tribal fighters battled in Amariya with gunmen
believed linked to al-Qaeda. Nine
tribal fighters and eight policemen were killed along with 39 of the gunmen.
were also wounded.
In Baghdad, a car bomb near a mosque in the Ubaidi
area killed one
and injured three more. Three
people were killed and seven injured during a car bomb attack near a Karrada
area bridge. A separate car bomb near a police station killed
seven and wounded 20 more. Four
were injured when a bomb when of in a mini-bus traveling through eastern Baghdad.
Mortars fell in the Abu Dsheer neighborhood where they killed
seven and wounded 20 others. Another mortar wounded
a man in Zaafaraniya. One
person was killed and six others wounded during a bomb in the al-Mashan trade
center. A suicide
car bomber drove into a checkpoint in western Baghdad where he killed
one soldier and wounded another. During a U.S-led raid in Hurriya, three
gunmen were killed. Two
police officers were injured during a drive-by shooting in the Mahdiya area.
Hussein Abdulilah was gunned down in the Mansour district. Also, 32
bodies were recovered mostly in western neighborhoods.
of a man was discovered in Fallujah.
A car bomb west of Fallujah in Halabsa
left at least 10
dead and seven injured.
Just north of Baghdad on Monday, mortars injured
five people while south of Baghdad mortars wounded
was found in Kirkuk; the victim had been stabbed and tortured.
was gunned down on a main road near Kirkuk. Last night, nine
civilians were injured during a car bomb blast near a girls school.
Also, the Iraqi army reported killing
three gunmen in different locations.
a man and wounded another in the town of al-Zab.
and child were injured during a mortar attack in Iskandariya.
policemen were killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Haditha.
erupted between U.S. troops and gunmen.
A motorcycle bomb injured
no one when it blew up in Madaen.
civilians were injured during a drive-by shooting in Bani Saad.
clashes in Tikrit, four
gunmen and one civilian were killed, while four others were injured.
previously unreported death
occured during an attack in Samarra last night.
members of the the Shirqat police force were injured during a roadside bomb
of two brothers were recovered in al-Touz.
Two truck drivers were
kidnapped near Akreesh.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis