Updated at 1:13 a.m. EST, Mar. 29, 2007
Heavy violence continued
overnight in Tal Afar where retaliatory attacks for yesterday’s massive twin bombing
left scores dead. Overall, at least 166 Iraqis were reported killed or
found dead and another 146 were wounded throughout the country. Also, a
killed in Anbar province yesterday, another GI died of non-combat related
illness, and three
British soldiers were wounded in separate incidents in Basra.
after a significant double truck bombing in Tal Afar, Shi’ite retaliatory
reprisals have killed
at least 70 people in a Sunni district of the northern town. Thirty
were injured and another 40 people were reported kidnapped as well. Eighteen
policemen were arrested for their involvement in today’s attacks. Also, the
number of wounded in yesterday’s
attack rose by at least 27
In Baghdad, 13
dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb exploded at a major intersection
in Bayaa, killing
three people and injuring ten others. In Resala, another bomb killed
a child and wounded two others. Iraqi security forces killed two
gunmen and arrested dozens more during the last 24 hours. Mortars fell in
Binook and Raghiba Khatoon injuring
two people. Two
people were killed and six injured during a violent quarrel between two tribes.
A suicide car bomber drove into an Iraqi army post in Hay al-Jamiya; one
soldier was killed and three others were injured. In al-Shaab, two
civilians were wounded by shelling. An official from the General Customs Committee
A roadside blasted
a policeman on al-Saadoun street.
A double truck bombing involving
chlorine gas left eight
Iraqi soldiers dead and over 20 Iraqis wounded in Fallujah. A number of U.S.
troops were also injured in the blasts. On a Fallujah back road, one
person was wounded by a mortar shell.
Iraqi and U.S. troops reported
killing 25 al-Qaeda-backed
suspects in Baquba. Ten
Bodies were recovered in town. Two
soldiers were injured by gunfire.
people were killed and 25 more wounded when a car bomb exploded at a crowded
In Kirkuk, one
person was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a police
bodies were also found. The deputy mayor of the city survived
a blast that targeted his motorcade. An oil pipeline was also sabotaged.
one decapitated, were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. Bodies are often
caught in the intricate irrigation system here.
In Mosul, two roadside bombs
injured a senior
police officer and four
civilians in separate incidents.
bomber attacked a school used by U.S. forces in Haditha; the number of casualties
was not reported.
Ba’athist was killed in al-Khayrat town.
Gunmen attacked and wounded
a Samawa official while he was driving in a private car.
was shot dead and the body
of an Iraqi translator was discovered.
During shelling in Mahmudiya, one
person was killed and three more wounded. A roadside bomb killed
Students in Muqdadiyah were threatened
into skipping school today. A truck on a highway near town was
set on fire, but the whereabouts of the driver is unknown.
families in Khalis were
driven from their homes by gunmen.
In Kinaan, mortars killed
one person and injured two more.
North of Baquba at Zaghnia, four
bodies were discovered.
bodies were discovered inside the home of the former Diyala chief commander.
vice officer was gunned down in Balad Ruz.
policemen were injured by a car bomb in Shurqat.
Between Tuz and Tikrit
a roadside bomb injured
one Iraqi soldier.
A young man, suspected of planting bombs, was
killed in a U.S. air strike.
A policeman was kidnapped
Compiled by Margaret Griffis