Updated at 1:50 a.m. EST, Apr. 2, 2007
One British and seven
American servicemembers were killed in three separate events today and yesterday,
reported the U.S. military. On the other hand, civilian violence tapered off significantly
over the weekend. Only 71 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another
34 were wounded in attacks. The largest was a double
suicide bombing at an Iraqi army base east of Mosul. Also, 19
people were kidnapped from a fake checkpoint north of Baghdad.
GIs were killed today in a roadside bomb blast southwest of the capital.
two soldiers died yesterday in similar circumstances. The second group
had been responding
early Sunday to the attack on the first group. A Marine
was killed in a non-combat-related event in Anbar province today as well.
Also, a British
soldier was killed by small arms fire in Basra.
19 civilians who were from a small town near Baquba as they stopped at a fake
Near the Syrian border, Iraqi forces and tribesmen clashed with
suspected al-Qaeda supporters. The battle left an unspecified
number of tribesmen wounded and 21 of the suspected al-Qaeda fighters dead.
The police were uncertain if all the dead were Iraqis.
Iraqi forces backed
by U.S. advisors called
for a U.S. airstrike when came under fire during a raid in Sadr City. U.S. forces
killed a suspect
and captured four others during operations in Baghdad and near the Syrian
suspects were killed south of Samarra. Nine gunmen were also arrested
near Hilla. And, two
British soldiers were wounded north of Basra. Another 140 people were arrested
in several raids.
In Baghdad, two top Sunni officials escaped,
without injury, a roadside bomb attack on their convoy, but two
guards were injured. Four
people were injured in Doura when mortars struck the neighborhood. Mortars
also fell in Yarmouk injuring
three people. A roadside bomb failed
to injure anyone in Salekh. Also, 16
dumped bodies were recovered.
East of Mosul at an Army base in Sinaea,
two suicide truck
bombs killed two people and wounded 17 others. Clashes also broke out in the
In Mosul, Gunmen killed
a policeman and a civilian. Gunmen have
taken over the telephone exchange and witnesses say that clashes have erupted
following three explosions. U.S. air forces are in the area.
A bomb at
a marketplace in Tuz Khormato killed
two people and wounded four more.
bodies were discovered in Suwayra. One body had its head cut off, the other
its lower limbs.
bodies were found in a home awest of Karbala.
In Jibla, gunmen attacked
a Moqtada al-Sadr office and killed
an official. In a separate incident, gunmen killed
a guard at a Sunni mosque they then set on fire.
an unspecified number of Iraqi soldiers duing an attack south of Fallujah.
A bomb blast wounded
a policeman and a civilian in Kirkuk.
Several explosives were found
and a pair of bombs were defused
in and around Najaf.
In Tikrit, an Iraqi police lieutenant colonel
was killed and his driver injured by gunmen. Two
dumped bodies were discovered.
killed six Iraqi soldiers between Dhilwiya and Balad last night.
vehicle was damaged
during a roadside bomb explosion near Kut.
Gunmen attacked al-Jabab village
near the Syrian border; five
people were killed and one injured.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis