Updated at 11:28 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2007
On what would have been
Saddam Hussein's 70th birthday, a car bomb in Karbala killed
or injured dozens near a holy shrine. Five Red Crescent workers were
shot dead in Baghdad. Dumped bodies were found in Baghdad, Mosul, Mahmudiya,
Baquba and Mahaweel as well. Overall, at least 163 Iraqis were killed or
found dead and 222 Iraqis were wounded in violent attacks throughout Baghdad.
GIs were also reported killed in three separate incidents.
66 people were
killed and at
least 164 wounded when a parked car blew up as people were heading to evening
prayers in the holy city of Karbala. Officials and clerics had gathered
in the city to rebury the remains of 61 people who had been victims of a crackdown
following a 1991 Shi'ite rebellion.
The U.S. military reported that three
soldiers were killed southeast of Baghdad today when they struck a roadside
bomb; another soldier was wounded. South of the capital another soldier
was killed, and two wounded, in a roadside bomb blast. In Anbar province
soldiers and two Marines were killed during combat operations.
In Baghdad, mortar shells fell on al-Resala where they killed
three people and wounded 10 others, including children. One
day laborer was killed and eight more injured during a roadside bomb attack
in the Za’afaraniya area. In the Khadimiya neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded three others. Another roadside bomb wounded
two soldiers in Qahira. A roadside bomb in Nafaq al-Shurta injured
three people. In the Shula area, a car bomb wounded
two people. Gunmen in the Baiyaa neighborhood killed
five Red Crescent workers and wounded one other. A mortar killed
three and wounded ten, also in Baiyaa. Four
civilians were gunned down in Yarmuk. Also, 17
bodies were recovered.
bodies were discovered in Mosul. A former intelligence officer
was gunned down. Also, gunmen stormed a home where they killed
two people and injured four other members of the family.
attack on a Duluiya police station, gunmen killed
one policeman and wounded two more.
U.S. aircraft destroyed
a bomb-laden truck in Garma.
was found outside Mahmudiya; it was handcuffed and blindfolded.
of a person shot in the head was found in Mahaweel.
was found near Muqdadiyah.
gunmen were killed and eight policemen injured during clashes in Diyala
province. Seven people were abducted
at a fake checkpoint.
Near Baquba, an army officer survived
an attempt on his life, but his mother
and son were killed. American forces killed
one person late Friday.At least 27
bodies were found in Baquba.
Fallujah came under mortar attack,
casualties were reported.
Near Kirkuk, an army
officer was injured during a blast. Police freed
a kidnap victim and arrested the kidnappers.
an oil official and his driver in Baiji.
soldier was killed and three others wounded at a checkpoint attack in Khalis.
In a separate incident, a soldier
was killed and another wounded.
A bomb went off near the home of a provincial
official in Kut; members
of his family were injured.
of four kidnapped farmers were found in Abbara.
in Hawija, including a judiciary official.