Updated at 12:45 a.m. EST, Mar. 31, 2008
At least 78 Iraqis
were reported killed or found dead today and another 58 Iraqis were injured.
The numbers include updates of yesterday’s casualty tally from a Baghdad marketplace
bombing and a large number of dumped bodies in Mosul. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb
an American soldier.
In Baghdad, U.S. troops raided an al-Sadr
office in the Hurriya neighborhood, killing
a loyalist and a child and arresting two others. An air strike in the Sadr
City district left 16
civilians dead and 14 more wounded. Also, the death toll from yesterday’s
bombing in Baghdad rose by eight
more deaths, from 76 to 82 killed; also, 138 were wounded, up by 38
deaths from the estimate of 100 yesterday.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, the
Mahdi militia attacked an Iraqi Army post; U.S. troops arrived to stop the clashes,
but not before one
civilian was killed and another wounded. A mortar attack in the Baladiat area
three civilians. Also, 12
dumped bodies were found scattered in the capital.
bodies were discovered in Mosul. Also, police safely
detonated a car bomb, and a pair of other bombs exploded
without harming anyone.
bodies were recovered in the Baquba region.
In Hilla, two
policemen were killed and one wounded in a drive-by shooting.
was shot to death in front of his Diwaniya store.
soldier was killed by a roadside bomb planted on a highway north of Khalis
In Missan province, a civilian
was killed, and a former Ba’athist was injured in separate shootings.
Iraqi police backed by U.S. forces, killed
two gunmen and arrested six others south of Baquba.
A TV station in
Ninewah was shelled, but no
casualties were reported.
A Radio Sawa correspondent was
fired upon outside his home in Basra; he survived the attack.
Humvee was destroyed
A bomb exploded
without harming anyone in Kirkuk.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis