Updated at 1:00 a.m. EDT, April 21, 2007
Fridays are usually quiet
in Iraq. It is the day of prayer and curfews are in place to prevent violence.
However, 63 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 58 more were wounded.
In Mosul, 130
Iraqi soldiers felt ill after a meal they believe was poisoned. Also,
soldier was killed and two were injured during a rocket attack on a base
in Mahmuhdiyah. Eight
American troops were wounded during a suicide attack near Fallujah.
Saqlawiyah, which is not far from Fallujah, a suicide
bomber detonated his cargo under a highway pass, causing it to collapse. One
civilian was killed and eight American soldiers were injured at an adjacent
In Baghdad, four
civilians and three Iraqi soldiers were killed while seven civilians were wounded
when clashes broke out in the Hay al-Amil suburb; U.S. helicopters machine-gunned
a mosque used by followers of Moqtada al-Sadr. Two
suspects were also killed during a firefight near the mosque.
in Baghdad, 19
corpses were found scattered in several locations. A roadside bomb injured
three people in Madaen. A roadside bomb in the Risala neighborhood injured
two more people. In Jisr Diyala, mortars killed
one person and injured nine others. Another roadside bomb, this one in Za'afaraniyah,
five people. One
suspect was killed and eight detained during U.S.-led raids. In Wazariyah,
two policemen and three others. Gunmen killed three
people and wounded others in Sadoun. Kurdish militias killed
one person and wounded two more. Mortar rounds killed
a child and wounded nine others in an unspecified resdential neighborhood.
And, a convoy belonging to a son of Shi'ite politician Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim was
attacked yesterday; six
bodyguards were wounded.
Southeast of Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded three others.
suspects were killed and 23 arrested during raids in Mahmudiya.
Mosul, 130 Iraqi soldiers felt
sick after a poisoned meal; at least 70 were transported to hospitals. Ten
suspects were detained
in raids. The body
of a leader of the Islamic Army militant group was found; al-Qaeda is suspected
in the death.
U.S forces shot and killed
one civilian and injured his brother in Khalis.
a policeman and his brother in Basra.
A roadside bomb killed
a child in the Dhi Qar province.
Two al-Bagdadiyah journalists who
were abducted two days ago were released
Four bombs were detonated in Kirkuk and three others diffused;
casualties were reported.
Combined U.S and Iraqi security forces raided
an al-Sadr office in Kut.
Near Fallujah, a car bomb killed
eight people and wounded seven others. An Iraqi army patrol was attacked
by gunmen using rocket propelled grenades; injuries, if any, were unreported.
a chemical attack in Tal Afar have caused a mass exodus. The mayor says the
threats are not serious and has imposed a curfew to calm the populace.
Although U.S. authorities claim that they do not want to divide Baghdad into religious
enclaves, troops have begun to erect
a cement wall around the Sunni neighborhood of Adhamiya in order to cut down
on sectarian violence.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis