Updated at 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2007
As usual, Fridays are
quiet in Iraq, and this day was no exception. Only 47 Iraqis were reported
killed or found dead and 37 Iraqis were wounded in attacks. Also, three
Marines were killed in Anbar Province during combat operations.
is the weekly prayer day. In order to protect worshippers, vehicle bans are imposed
in several locations; this helps curb the use of car bombs. Also, it is considered
a day off for local journalists.
Senior officials denied
earlier reports that dozens of people were killed or wounded in a suicide bombing
at a checkpoint between Tal Afar and Mosul.
In Mussayab, gunmen
opened fire on the home of a guard who works for a member of parliament; three
people were killed in the attack.
was murdered by other inmates at the U.S.-run Camp Bucca.
Kirkuk human rights activist
was shot and killed near his home. Three
dumped bodies were found. Also, a roadside bomb injured
one person late yesterday.
A roadside bomb killed
one civilian in Mosul. East of the city, another roadside bomb killed
one and injured three more.
In Baghdad, seven
bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods. A mortar shell wounded
two civilians in the Shula neighborhood. In Jisr Diyala, a separate mortar
round fell but injured
no one. In the Nahwaran neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed
one person and injured a second. Also, authorities are experimenting
with explosives detection machines, and work on the controversial Adhamiya wall
U.S. forces arrested
at least nine suspects in Salman Pak and Mosul.
professor was gunned down in eastern Fallujah.
bombing which targeted the home of the chief of Hit police killed
at least 15 people and wounded 25 others. Five gunmen were arrested
North of Kirkuk at Kisk, a suicide bomber killed
four policemen and injured five others at a checkpoint.
in Basra was targeted
by indirect fire.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris River, south of Baghdad.
bodies were found in Baquba.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis