Updated at 1:06 a.m. EDT, April 14, 2007
Like on most Fridays,
Iraq was relatively quiet today. Only 28 people were killed and another
55 were wounded in violent attacks. Three U.S soldiers were killed today.
U.S. military reported that one GI
was killed and another wounded
in a roadside bomb attack south of Baghdad.
more soldiers were killed
during an attack on a base, also south of the
interpreters were killed and seven GIs were injured
two people were
killed and eight wounded when mortars fell on al-Shurta al-Khamsa. About the
same time, mortars landed in al-Shurta al-Rabia, killing
one and injuring 15 others. In the Zaafaraniya district, a roadside bomb killed
one policeman and injured five others; a separate report said a woman
and child were killed. A bomb in the Saidiya district killed
one person and injured one other. A bomb near the Unknown Soldiers monument
in a controlled explosion, without injuries. Also, five
bodies were recovered from the city streets; these dumped corpses are generally
believed to be the result of sectarian violence.
commando was killed and three others were wounded when a roadside bomb was
detonated next to their patrol in Hilla. Three
guards were injured in a new attack on the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party’s headquarters.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
Mohammed Abd al-Hameed, a well-known imam and figure in the Sunni Muslim Scholars'
Association. The director of the state-owned Grain Trade Company was abducted
after Friday prayers. Also, a bomb killed
people were wounded near Iskandariya when mortars fell on the village of al-Qaria
An attack on a Kirkuk barbershop left two
In Haswah, mortar fire wounded
person was gunned down in Kut.
An elementary school was demolished
in Bani Saad, but no one was injured.
In Diwaniya, mortars rained
on a U.S. base without causing injuries. Also, a new
security crackdown was initiated; two
militants were killed and 11 were arrested. Also, U.S. forces stormed
an al-Sadr office.
militants were killed in a fierce battle with U.S. and Iraqi forces in Jurf
In central Khalis, four
civilians were shot and killed.
Gunmen shooting at a police commando
in Madaen, shot and injured
a woman instead.
Militants and villagers in Dojma battled
A clinic in Khanqeen was bombed, but no
casualties were reported.
In Buhriz, two
kidnapping victims were rescued; one had been missing from Baghdad for over
Compiled by Margaret Griffis