Updated at 1:08 a.m EST, March. 26, 2007
Although there were less
attacks today, at least 78 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead, and
another 63 were wounded in violent incidents. The U.S. military reported
American soldiers were killed today when a roadside bomb blasted their
patrol in Diyala. Meanwhile, another roadside bomb killed
a GI on a route clearing mission in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, 22
dumped bodies were recovered from the city streets. A roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier near Yarmouk Hospital. In the al-Sinak neighborhood a sniper
killed a man.
Mortars claimed two
more lives and wounded five people in Abu Dsheer. A mortar injured
a woman on Palestine Street. Also, the final toll in the Doura bombing yesterday
was raised by 13
dead and 18 wounded; the new totals are 33 dead police officers, 20 wounded
police officers and 24 injured civilians.
During security operations in
the capital, Iraqi soldiers
killed six suspects. Twelve
security personnel were killed and 26 others were wounded. Two weapons caches
were found and 16 suspects were detained
A retaliatory attack on a mosque south of Baghdad left two
people injured and 15
A roadside bomb killed
a Tikrit police captain and wounded three policemen.
bodies were found in Mosul. Gunmen killed
Ali Amin, who was the director of a gas factory. Also, forty policemen who
had been fired
because of a de-Baathification law have been re-instated.
five bodies were found. A suicide
car bomber killed two soldiers at a checkpoint. Fifteen men who had been kidnapped
in town on Tuesday were released in nearby Hibhib.
people were injured during a checkpoint attack near the Iranian border at
was killed in Latifiya. Iraqi troops also arrested 71 others, found two car
bombs and several weapons caches, all yesterday.
Twelve suspects were detained
casualties were reported during an attack on the Diyala police directorate.
A day after a mosque was bombed in Haswa, U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed
with gunmen. Five
people were wounded.
between tribesmen and suspected al-Qaeda in the restive city of Ramadi.
between U.S. forces and militiamembers also took place in Fallujah,
by Margaret Griffis