Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, April 25, 2007
A day after a major
attack against U.S. forces in Diyala province, two
more U.S. servicemembers are reported killed in an unconfirmed incident
in Karbala. However, the U.S. military did confirm that a Marine
was killed today in Anbar province conducting combar operations. At least
74 Iraqis were also killed or found dead and 110 Iraqis were wounded
A U.S. Marine
was killed in combat in Anbar province today. In a separate unconfirmed
incident, a bomb targeting a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol near Karbala killed
three Iraqi soldiers and wounded four others; two
U.S. soldiers were reported by local media to have also been killed in
the attack. Three
Australian soldiers were wounded when a bomb blasted their vehicle in Nasariya.
A roadside bomb in northern Baghdad targeted
a U.S. convoy, but casualties were not reported. Also, the group Islamic State
in Iraq claimed
responsibility for the deadly attack on a U.S. base that claimed the lives
of nine GIs yesterday.
Another deadly bombing took place near Ramadi. This
time, a suicide truck bomb killed
25 people and wounded 44, just east of town.
In Baghdad, two more car
bombs were detonated in a parking lot across the street from the Iranian embassy,
only a day after another bombing there; four
people were wounded in today’s attack. Two coordinated roadside bombs blew
up on Palestine Street; one attack caused no casualties while two
people were killed and nine injured in the other bombing, which took place
on a minibus. A roadside bomb in the Mansour district injured
two people. Another roadside bomb injured
two in Adhamiya. Mortars also fell in Jisr Diyala killing
four and wounding ten others. Also, nineteen
bodies were found scattered in several locations.
A bomb was placed
inside a school
locker belonging to the son of the electricity minister; one
student was killed and two others injured.
people were killed, 17 were injured, and six homes were set
on fire near Baquba by men wearing Iraqi army uniforms.
bodies were discovered in Mosul.
three oil facilities protection personnel and stole about $300,000 in Basra.
Also, police freed
a kidnapping victim.
The Multi-National Force’s base in Diwaniya came under
katyusha rocket attack, but no
casualties were reported. Iraqi army troops shot
and killed a police commando.
bodies were recovered from a river in Numaniya. Also, a roadside bomb blew
up in front of a policeman's home; the
officer and two of his family members, including a child, were wounded.
civilians were shot and killed in Khalis.
A Katyusha rocket landed it
Tal Afar, injuring
up a police station in Duluiyah after forcing the occupants to leave the building.
mortars targeted the Green Zone. One fell in the zone. The second fell near the
river bank. The last landed in al-Jadiriya where it injured
policemen were killed and three wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Fallujah.
Baiji, a governor's aide escaped
an assassination attempt;
three bodyguards were injured.
An army officer and his wife were kidnapped
Compiled by Margaret Griffis