Updated at 12:40 a.m. EDT, April, 18, 2007
Although there were
less attacks today, at least 104 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another
51 wounded in violence. Security forces reported killing 25 suspects during
operations in Suwayra. Also, three U.S. servicemembers were reported killed, and
British base in Basra also came under attack; one
British soldier was wounded.
The Department of Defense reported
on the deaths of two soldiers in Anbar province. (Here
Also, a Marine
was killed in a non-combat related shooting incident in Anbar province.
In Mashada, a driver was paid to drive a truck loaded with gasoline and explosives
to a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint, but the vehicle
overturned before reaching its destination.
In Baghdad, 25
dumped bodies were found. Gunmen in the Saidiya district killed
a university professor. In the greater Amil area, gunmen killed
one person and wounded three more. In Mansour, two
policemen and one soldier were injured in clashes with gunmen. One
person was killed and four wounded during a mortar attack in the Amiriyah
people were injured during a mortar attack in Doura. A roadside bomb injured
four police officers. Also, bombs went off in Qasadiya and Amiriyah without
causing casualities, and gunmen attacked Ghazaliya without
Also in the capital, a U.S. tank was damaged by a roadside
bomb in the Amil district; one
juvenile bystander was injured. U.S. forces killed
three militants after they attacked an armored vehicle. Near Qadisiyah, U.S.
one civilian. Clashes between gunmen and combined U.S.-Iraqi forces resulted
civilian death and one injured person.
decomposed bodies were found in a Ramadi school.
A car bomb at a Hawija
petrol station killed
three people and wounded four more.
In Mosul, a tribal
leader was wounded and his son was killed. Gunmen also killed
a police Brigadier and two of his guards. Clashes erupted between gunmen and
U.S. troops, but no
casualties were reported. Also, nine
dumped bodies were found.
tanker exploded near Mosul killed
one person and injured four Iraqi soldiers.
Iraqi and multi-national
25 gunmen during security operations in Suwayra. Three
bodies were fished out of the Tigris River; two were shot and the third decapitated.
roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded
three people, including a policeman. Another IED injured
a civilian and a policemen. A hair
stylist was killed and a client was wounded during an attack; several barbers
have reported receiving death threats.
of four men, including three policemen, were found shot in and around Diwaniya.
Echo base came under mortar attack again, but no
casualties were reported.
Near Fallujah in al-Habsa village, an Iraqi
army barracks was attacked,
but the number of casualties was not reported.
Two kidnap victims
were freed in Muthanna village; a number of people were arrested.
was killed in al-Shurqat has he was planting a bomb.
When 25 displaced
families attempted to return to Abu Saida, gunmen attacked them, killing
two and injured five.
A mortar attack at Nahr al-Iman wounded
A Qusaibaa policeman
was injured in an attack.
employees were injured during a mortar attack on a Baquba hospital.
by Margaret Griffis