Updated at 11:57 p.m EDT, Apr. 5, 2007
Coalition soldiers took
heavy casualties today: Six
U.S. and four British soldiers, plus a Kuwaiti translator, lost their lives
in separate incidents. A U.S.
helicopter was downed as well. Also, at least 83 Iraqis were killed
or found dead today and another 55 Iraqis were wounded in various attacks.
The U.S. military reported today on the deaths of six U.S. servicemembers:
In Diyala, a roadside bomb killed
one soldier and injured two more today. A roadside bomb killed
two soldiers yesterday, north of Baghdad. Another
soldier died in a small arms attack in eastern Baghdad. Two
more U.S. soldiers also died yesterday when a roadside bomb in a southern
neighborhood blasted them. A U.S.
helicopter crashed today near Latifiya, injuring
four; witnesses say that it was brought down by enemy fire.
a roadside bomb in Basra killed
four British soldiers, their Kuwaiti translator, and wounded a fifth Briton.
These deaths came on the heels of the release of 15 Royal Navy personnel who were
captured nearly two weeks ago by Iran.
In Baghdad, 11
dumped bodies were found. Another body
was reported found in Baghdad yesterday. A car bomb blasted a Sunni Muslim TV
station, killing the assistant
director and wounding 12 others. The body
of a female TV reporter kidnapped recently was recovered, while another reporter
A foiled kidnapping attempt on a Mustansiriya University student resulted in the
of one guard and injuries to four others. One
person was killed and another injured during gunfire in the Saidiya neighborhood.
A sniper killed
two civilians, including one child, in the al-Mel area.
Also, in the
capital, two roadside bombs targeting a U.S. patrol killed
two Iraqis and wounded two more instead. Separate roadside bombs killed
one and wounded two in Hay al-Banuk, wounded
a policeman in Doura, wounded
another person near Talbiyah bridge, and injured
two more policemen near al-Rasheed camp. One
policeman was killed and two more, including a lieutenant colonel, were injured
during a roadside bomb attack on a highway linking Amiriya and Hay al-Adl. Mortars
two and injured five in al-Ma'alif, and injured
one person in Sadr City. An hour later, mortars falling on the Shaab area
two and injured five more.
In Diyala, the morgue received the bodies
of 20 kidnap victims who had been killed overnight. Two new people were kidnapped
Gunmen attacked an army post near a Mosul jail where they killed
Iraqi soldiers and wounding one.
bodies were found in Baquba.
On a road between Wasit and Diyala, the
bodies of two
women were discovered.
In Diwaniya, gunmen killed
two contractors working for the Iraqi army, and in a separate incident kidnapped
the chief of police. Four
gunmen were killed during a security operation.
A former senior army
official from the Saddam era was gunned
down in Fallujah.
In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb wounded
three Iraqi soldiers, while gunmen shot
dead a fourth one. No
casualties were reported from a bombing in front of an teaching institute.
person was killed and another injured by small arms fire near a Muqdadiyah
A Katyusha rocket fell near a school where it injured
In Mandili, gunmen killed
a police major and wounded two companions.
heads of two women were found in Qazaniya.
In Khalis, two vehicles carrying
occupants exploded and killed them. The ID of one of the occupants identified
him as the brother of a wanted man who now lives in Syria.
casualties were reported at a bus station bombing in Baquba. But, a car bomb
Two people drove a car bomb towards an Iraqi army checkpoint.
When one of them got out to remove concertina wire in his path, he was shot; the
other person then blew up the car. No
one was killed except the two bombers.
was injured when he set off a landmine in al-Bahr village.
17 suspects. Two suspects were detained
in connection with last week’s Tal Afar bombing. Combined U.S, and Iraqi troops
out operations in the Adhamiya. Also, Algeria is holding
120 al-Qaeda suspects who may have fought or intend to fight in Iraq.
oil pipeline was damaged
by an explosion in the Basra area.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis