Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, April 30, 2007
Violence subsided a
day after a significant attack in Karbala. However, at least 72 Iraqis were
reported killed and 47 wounded in violence today. Three
American soldiers were killed in eastern Baghdad today, when they struck
a roadside bomb; an Iraqi
interpreter was also killed. Another GI
was killed by small arms fire yesterday. In Basra, a British
soldier was killed while on patrol.
In Baghdad, 11
dumped bodies were found. A roadside three
people and wounded eight in the restive Za’afaraniya area. An Iraqi radio-journalist,
al-Mudarriss, was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt near her western
Baghdad home. Two
mosque guards were killed and seven others were wounded when Katyusha rockets
fell in the Adhamiya neighborhood. Three
sweepers were gunned down, also in Adhamiya. An Iraqi
soldier was killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in western Baghdad. In
Ur, a security official and eight employees were kidnapped
and then released. A railway official was also kidnapped.
in the capital, U.S. forces launched
an artillery barrage against suspected militant locations in the Doura area and
al-Sadr offices in Kadhamiya.
In Kut, a roadside bomb exploded near
the home of city council member Jawad Magtouf, killing
his nine-year-old son and wounding nine family members. He represents the
Sadr movement in council. In a separate incident, gunmen attacked a police patrol,
three officers and wounding four others.
civilian was killed and another wounded during shelling around Tal Afar.
several men near Samarra and set fire to their fuel trucks.
bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Haditha destroyed a Humvee. The number
A roadside bomb in Duluiya targeted a U.S.
patrol. Their vehicle was destroyed but no
casualties were reported.
The tally from yesterday’s bombing in Karbala
rose by two dead and eight
An Iraqi army base in Fallujah came under mortar fire,
casualties were reported.
person was killed on a Balad motorway.
body bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Baiji.
Baquba, gunmen attacked a minibus carrying female students; one
student was killed and five injured. A woman
was seriously injured north of town when gunmen opened fire on a civilian
dumped bodies were recovered. A disembodied
head was also found.
civilian was killed and three wounded when mortars and rockets landed in Bani
A least 25
people were killed and several more wounded when a car bomb blew up in the
U.S. troops reported
arresting 72 suspects during overnight raids. The Iraqi army reported killing
two suspects and arresting 112 more in raids. Two
Iraqi soldiers were killed during operations and one kidnap victim was freed.
by Margaret Griffis