Updated at 7:15 p.m. EDT, April 19, 2007
Following one of the
deadliest days there since the U.S. invasion, violence continued but as a slower
pace. Overall, 82 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 70 were
wounded in various attacks. Three U.S. and two British servicemembers were
killed in separate events as well.
The U.S. military reported that one
U.S. soldier was shot and killed in southwestern Baghdad yesterday. Two
more soldiers were killed yesterday during a roadside bomb blast north of
the capital. Two
British soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Maysan province
only a day after the British turned security of the province over to Iraqi control.
An al-Qaeda linked group claims to have killed
20 Iraqi policemen and soldiers who were kidnapped last week.
a suicide car bomber drove his vehicle into a fuel tanker; the resulting explosion
killed 12 and wounded 34 others.
Gunmen randomly killed
three people and injured two more downtown. A sniper shot and injured
a woman in Sadriya. Gunmen killed
two policemen and wounded three more in separate incidents in Waziriya. One
person was wounded and three injured in Khadamiya when mortars landed on a
house. Mortars also landed in Zaafaraniya where they killed
two men and an 18-year-old girl; a six-year-old boy was wounded in the attack.
In al-Ilam mortars fell but injured
no one. Nobody
was injured in Baladiyat when a roadside bomb was detonated. A roadside bomb
injured two people in Adil. And, 23
dumped bodies were recovered from locations throughout the city.
attacked and injured
seven oil workers who were riding in one vehicle in Kirkuk.
an attack on a U.S. vehicle left 11
Iraqi citizens wounded instead.
policeman was killed five others were wounded in Baquba, when gunmen attacked
charred bodies were founded inside a car in Shirqat. Gunmen killed
four guards and two civilians; the guards belonged to a deputy interior minister's
retinue and included the deputy's son.
soldier was shot and killed in Kut.
Iraqi forces killed
two gunmen and arrested a third in Diyala province.
two people in Dujail.
In Baiji, one
body was found, and a person was kidnapped.
A U.S. vehicle was damaged
during a blast in Duluiya.
A mortar round wounded
three people in Diwaniya when it landed on a house.
Joint Iraqi police
and soldiers conducted security operation in Bani Saad where they killed
two gunmen and destroyed a militant base.
In Khalis, police stopped
a truck and confiscated
115 barrels of ethylene acid. The driver had no documentation. Six
people were abducted at gunpoint from a car on the main road south of twon.
was injured during an attack at the Basra airport.
by Margaret Griffis