Updated at 12:15 a.m. EST, Mar. 27, 2007
At least 71 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and another 79 Iraqis were injured. Attacks
were scattered around the country but Baghdad, Baquba, Mosul and Iskandariya took
the brunt of the violence. Also, the Department of Defense announced that a Marine
died in combat in Anbar Province on Saturday.
Iraqi soldiers reported
killing six suspects
over the last 24 hours in different parts of the country and capturing a senior
al-Qaeda leader near Abu Ghraib. Also, 430 anti-tank mines were discovered in
Jamila. U.S. troops shot and killed
a civilian in the Shoala district of Baghdad. Coalition forces reported killing
five suspects and arresting 22 others over the past week.
a rocket landed in the Green Zone and rocked the U.S. embassy, wounding
three people. Near the Shorja marketplace in central Baghdad, a suicide car
two people and injured five others. A man
was killed and three others injured during a mortar attack in Doura. In the
Zaafaraniya neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed
a policeman and wounded three others. A separate roadside bomb injured
two people in al-Shorta al Rabi'aa. A Katyusha rocket injured
four members of one family in the Karrada area. In the Um al-Ma-alif neighborhood
a sniper killed
a police commando and injured two more. Four
soldiers were injured by a roadside bomb in the Doura neighborhood. A roadside
a civilian in Saidiya. Also, 17
dumped bodies were found in several neighborhodds. In Bayaa, a police
officer was killed and two more wounded in clashes with gunmen.
Mosul, gunmen shot and killed
tribe leader Mohammed al-Igoud and wounded his son. A police
major and a Facilities
Protection captain were gunned down in separate events. A body
bearing gunshot wounds was discovered today and a decapitated
body was found yesterday. A gunman
and a civilian were killed in separate incidents.
Iskandariya is under
curfew following clashes; at least one
civilian was killed and three others wounded. Mortars also fell on a residential
area where they killed
at least five people and wounded 11 others.
Clashes in Baquba left
gunmen dead and five
civilians injured. Five
more people were injured when a bomb exploded near their home, and three
policemen were wounded during a car bomb attack at their checkpoint.
raided a home in Tal Afar where they shot a man wearing an explosive vest, which
then detonated, killing
the man and wounding another person.
In Fallujah, gunmen killed
a civilian and injured two others. A bomb destroyed
an Iraqi army vehicle. Also, the bodies
of two women and a 14-year-old boy were found.
An Iraqi contractor
working for U.S. forces was shot
dead in his driveway near Kut.
bearing gunshots and torture marks was found in Diwaniya.
gunmen were killed and four policemen were injured during clashes near the
western gate to Samarra.
A roadside bomb killed
a police officer and injured three other policemen in Tikrit. Three
bodies were found.
bodies were found south of Tikrit at Tal Gseba village.
was wounded during a roadside bomb blast in Kirkuk.
In Hawija, a gunman
was killed and his associate injured while trying to plant a bomb near a police
two people in downtown Diyala.
Gunmen started an oil
pipeline fire near Kirkuk.
Iraqi troops were injured during a bombing at their Hilla area checkpoint.
positions in Basra came
A bomb at a mosque in Mahaweel caused no
In Haswa, a bomb-laden
corpse wounded two Iraqi soldiers when it exploded.
by Margaret Griffis