Updated at 11:39 p.m. EDT, April 7, 2007
At least 96 Iraqis
were killed or found dead during violent activity today, another 105 were
wounded, and ten
Iraqis were kidnapped south of Kirkuk. Several explosions around the country
resulted only in property damage. Also, three more U.S. servicemembers
have been reported killed in Iraq.
The military reported that a U.S.
soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in west Baghdad yesterday, and a
was killed during combat operations in Anbar province. A GI
also died in Balad on Wednesday from a roadside bomb explosion. Two
British soldiers were wounded in a bomb blast west of Basra.
a roadside bomb killed
one policeman and wounded two more on Palestine Street. Another bomb injured
two civilians in Bayaa. A third bomb injured
three in the Mansour neighborhood. A fourth bomb killed
one person and injured five in Hamza square. Clashes
erupted in the Fadhel neighborhood where a guard
was killed and two civilians were also injured. A suicide bomber attacked
a checkpoint in Sadr City, killing one
Iraqi soldier and wounded five others. A sniper killed
a woman in western Baghdad. Also, two
unidentified bodies were recovered from the Jisr Diala neighborhood, and 12
more were found around the city.
Mortars fell in several Baghdad neighborhoods.
Shelling in Zaafaraniyah injured
two civilians. No
one was injured when a mortar struck al-Dhamiya. In Bayaa, shelling injured
three people. Two
people were injured by mortars in Amil.
During security operations
in the capital, Iraqi forces killed
a gunman and arrested 82 suspects; three
of the security troops were killed and 14 more injured. Five people were freed
as well. The Iraqi army reported
killing an al-Qaeda leader in the Ghazaliya neighborhood.
bearing gunshot wounds and torture marks were recovered from the city streets;
another 18 corpses
were spotted in a river running through town. Several shopowners were chased away
by gunmen right before their shops were set ablaze.
civilians were injured when gunmen opened fire on the governate building.
also rained on the city.
were killed and 32 injured during today's fighting in Diwaniya.
war planes struck
two villages near Khalis, after clashes erupted following the deaths of three
policemen from al-Nay. Eight
more people were killed and 14 wounded in the subsequent battle.
of six shepherds were discovered near Karbala; they were part of a group of
22 who were kidnapped earlier in the week.
A U.S. humvee was destroyed
in a bombing in Kubeisa. Witnesses reported
wounded, but the U.S. military has not confirmed the incident.
bomber struck police checkpoint in Samarra, killing
five policemen and wounding three others.
people were kidnapped from a minibus south of Kirkuk near Himreem.
Gunmen attacking an Iraqi army base near Suwayra killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded six others.
gunshot-riddled bodies were fished out of a small river at Numaniya.
Hilla, a body
was found near a police station. A bomb on a farm injured
four members of one family.
Several car bombs were detonated in Mosul,
casualties were reported.
In Basra, a child
was killed when he stepped on a landmine, while another child was rescued
Several stores were destroyed in Kut when a bomb exploded,
casualty figures were released.
Four gunmen were arrested
Mortars were fired
at security forces in Hibhib.
casualties were reported in Kirkuk when an explosion destroyed property.
orchards were burned
A judge was killed last night in Qara Taba village.
bomb on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway caused no
A house in Domiz was damaged
when a grenade was thrown at it.
In Tikrit, gunmen injured
four policemen at the traffic police headquarters.
and two technicians were found dead near Suleiman Bek.
by Margaret Griffis