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April 3, 2007
Tuesday: 64 Iraqis, 1 Marine Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:37 p.m. EDT, Apr. 4, 2007

The brunt of violence in Iraq today took the form of small gunfire and unidentified body dumps. At least 64 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 46 were wounded. Also, the U.S. military reported that a Marine was killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province yesterday.

In Baghdad, ten unidentified bodies were recovered from various neighborhoods. A roadside bomb killed two university students in the Saidiya neighborhood; later another roadside bomb there killed three people and injured two more. A separate roadside bomb killed one and wounded three in Zaafaraniya. Another roadside bomb injured two people, and a policeman was shot and injured, both in Doura. In Adhamiyah, gunmen killed a policeman and injured one other.

The body of an 11-year-old boy was found in Sab al-Bor; his throat was slit. It is believed gunmen killed him to instill fear in the local populace.

South of Fallujah, Coalition forces killed six suspects during an air raid and captured seven others thought to have ties to al-Qaeda. Six more suspects were arrested at Qaim.

In Khalis, five gunmen were killed when the car bomb they were driving detonated prematurely. A civilian was killed and two of his brothers wounded when their store was attacked in the main marketplace. Three Iraqi soldiers were injured when roadside bomb targeted their patrol, which happened to be escorting the bodies of 19 people who were killed yesterday.

Seven bodies were found scattered around Baquba.

Five bodies were discovered east of Ramadi.

Five bodies, belonging to policemen, were found near Hibhib.

Security forces in Tal Afar killed four suspects and arrested 21 others believed to have ties to al-Qaeda.

Three bodies were recovered from the streets of Mosul. A policeman was injured in a roadside bomb blast. Residents around Kurdish party offices reported receiving phone calls warning them to leave the area ahead of a threatened bomb attack.

Two policemen were gunned down in Latifiya.

Gunmen killed a guard and wounded a second person at a Kut petrol station. A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed a policeman and wounded three others.

A policeman in Kirkuk was shot and killed. Two policemen and a civilian were wounded during a roadside bomb explosion. Nine people were injured in other explosions.

The mayor of Balad, Aamir Abdul-Hadi, and five guards were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their motorcade near Ishaqi.

One guard was killed and another wounded during an assassination attempt on a police chief in Salah ad Dhin province.

Gunmen kidnapped a judge near Baquba.

A hostage was freed in Basra.

U.S. forces arrested the chief of the al-Aabed tribe after raiding his home.

A policeman was gunned down in Tikrit.

A landmine killed a woman in Basra.

U.S. forces stormed and burned down an al-Sadr office in Hurriyah.

In Khalidiyah city, near Fallujah, a booby-trapped car killed two and injured eight others.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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