Updated at 1:51 a.m. EST, Mar. 30, 2007
At least 199 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and another 293 were wounded in various attacks.
The biggest incidents were a series of simultaneous bombs in Khalis that killed
at least 53 people, and a bombing at a Baghdad marketplace that killed 76 others.
No foreign deaths were reported.
Multiple, coordinated car bombs killed
about 53 people and injured
103 more in the northern Shi'ite city of Khalis.
In Baghdad, two
suicide bombers killed
76 people, many women and children in a Shaab area marketplace; over
100 were also wounded. A bomb killed
ten people and 20 others in the Bayaa district. Three
soldiers were wounded during a roadside bomb explosion in Ghazaliya. Three
people were killed and 10 wounded during a car bombing in the Amil neighborhood.
In Jamiya, another car bomb killed
three and wounded 16 others. Four
policemen and one civilian were killed, nine police were wounded, when a suspicious
car they were examining in Jihad blew up.
In a northern part of the capital,
gunmen attacked the head of the traffic police, Jaafar al-Khafaji; two
traffic cops were killed and two others in his motorcade were wounded. A
guard working for Ahmad Chalabi was killed in the Mansour district. In Shabab,
gunmen fired on a crowd, killing one person and wounding three more. A Katyusha
rocket fell in Sadr City and a mortar round fell
on the airport, but neither caused any
injuries. A senior academic at Mustansiriyah University was
kidnapped. Also, 25
dumped bodies were recovered in several neighborhoods.
During a raid
on a home in Mosul, U.S. forces killed
a man and three sons who had fired upon them; two other sons were arrested.
a suspected al-Qaeda cell leader. Iman
Nawaf al-Hadadi was killed in a drive-by shooting.
At least four
people were killed and 20 others wounded when a car bomb was detonated in
a Mahmudiya parking lot. Mortars fell in a residential district where they killed
two people and wounded seven more. Gunmen killed
an eye doctor as he was heading to work.
The deputy governor of Kirkuk,
Ali Abid, escaped injury during an assassination attempt yesterday; today, it
was reported that three
of his guards were wounded in the attack.
officer was gunned down near his home in Diwaniya. A woman was kidnapped
on Wednesday. The body
of another kidnap victim was recovered.
Fourteen suspects were arrested
was gunned down east of Mosul in the Souk al-Armal area.
in Basra came under small
arms fire in the neighborhood surrounding the Iranian embassy. The troops
and gunmen clashed while a security crackdown was instituted in the area. The
embassy was not the target of the operations. Meanwhile, 15 British troops detained
by Iran last Friday are still in Iranian custody.
At least five
other people were killed by gunmen in either Baghdad or Mosul.
by Margaret Griffis