Updated at 12:33 a.m. EDT, April 23, 2007
Violence resumed at
an accelerated pace today. Two significant bombings took place in Baghdad, and
the mass murder of 23 factory workers occurred in Mosul. Overall, 102 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and another 166 Iraqis were injured
during attacks. Three American servicemembers were killed and at least
eight were wounded as well.
The U.S. military reported that a GI
was killed and two others wounded during an indirect fire attack, and
servicemember died from non-hostile causes in Baghdad yesterday. Three
U.S. servicemembers and an Iraqi were injured during a bombing in Hilla as
well. Another U.S.
soldier was killed and three
more were wounded when their patrol was attacked with small arms fire and
rocket-propelled grenades in western Baghdad yesterday.
In Baghdad, two
suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Baghdad police station located
in the Baiyaa neighborhood; 13
people, mostly civilians, were killed and 95 others wounded. In a separate
car bombing in Saidiya, at
least seven civilians were killed and 42 others suffered injuries; a policeman
who arrived on the scene was killed by a roadside bomb.
bomb in central Baghdad wounded two
people. A mortar landed in the Bab al-Muadham neighborhood where it injured
four people. In Doura, gunmen wounded
three civil servants riding in a vehicle. Mortars also killed
two people and wounded five in Abu Dsheer.
At least 24 bullet-riddled
bodies were recovered in unspecified locations.
Yazidi workers who worked at a textile factory were pulled off a minibus and
killed; the killings seem to be in response to the recent stoning death of a Yazidi
woman who had converted to Islam. The bodies
of two kidnapped brothers were found. Also, the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic
Party came under attack but no
casualties were reported.
In Basra, British forces raided two houses;
in one, they killed
a man reaching for a rifle and arrested two others. The secretary of the Hezbollah
Movement in Iraq, Abu
Mujahid al-Maliki, was wounded, along with a bodyguard, and another guard
was killed during an assassination attempt.
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk
wounded two policemen.
Another explosive injured
In Mahmudiya, a mortar
killed one person and wounded three others.
bodies were recovered from the Tigris River at Suwayrah, they bore the usual
gunshot wounds, bounds, and blindfolds.
Three policemen were kidnapped
In Fallujah, an Iraqi hummer was destroyed and a U.S. base
was attacked, but no
injuries were reported.
The Iraqi army reported killing
four gunmen and arresting 93 suspects during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile,
Coalition forces killed
18 suspects and detained 7 others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis