Updated at 1:06 a.m, May 1, 2007
At least 119 Iraqis were killed
or wounded today and another 158 Iraqis were injured, thanks to the ongoing
violence in the country. Significant bombings took place in Baghdad and Mosul,
while a police station was attack in Mosul. Also, a Marine
was killed in Anbar province.
The U.S. military reported that a
was killed in Anbar province yesterday during combat operations. At least
104 American servicemembers have been killed in this month, making April
one of the bloodiest months since the invasion.
In Baghdad, mortars
killed one person
and injured six in a northern Shi’ite neighborhood. A bus bomb badly damaged
an important tunnel in western Baghdad; two
people were killed and 15 injured in the attack. A mortar in al-Shabb killed
one resident and injured nine others. In Abu Dsheer, mortars killed
two people and wounded five others. Six
residents were killed and eight wounded by mortars falling in Hussiniya. One
person was killed and another wounded when mortars fell in Albu Etha. In Baiyaa,
a car bomb killed
one and wounded six, while a roadside bomb killed
four and injured nine others. A roadside bomb wounded
two in nearby Doura. In Mansour, a roadside bomb exploded without
causing injuries. A bomb near Talbiya bridge killed
one person and injured four. A suicide
car bomber injured four people in Hay al-Jamiya. In eastern Baghdad, one
person was killed and six more wounded in a roadside bombing. Also, mortars
fell on the Green Zone late Monday; casualties were unspecified.
in the capital, U.S. troops killed
eight gunmen during operations on Sunday. And, an Iraqi
soldier was killed in Kadhamiya. A retired
brigadier and a ministry
official were killed in separate incidents. And, 27
unidentified bodies were recovered.
bomber wandered into a funeral tent in Khalis; at
least 32 have died and 52 more were wounded. Two
bodies were found.
In Mosul, a police station came under attack.
Six gunmen were
killed and two more were wounded. A car bomb killed
two policemen and wounded three others. In two separate incidents, two
Kurdistan Democratic Party members were gunned down.
West of Ramadi,
a chlorine-laden tanker blew up at a restaurant; six
people were killed and 10 wounded.
Gunmen in Yusufiya killed
two people, including an Iraqi contractor, during a drive-by shooting. A roadside
bomb was detonated but caused
bodies were recovered from two rivers in Suwayra.
An Iraqi police
brigadier was kidnapped
A bomb near a girls’ school in Tarmiyah was safely
before it could hurt the students.
In related news, explosives were accidentally
detonated during transport in Basra; five
people were killed and 16 wounded during the event. British bases in town
under mortar attack as well.
A bomb in Baquba injured
seven people, including children. A bomb near a motorcade belonging to a Diyala
council chairman was targeted by a roadside bomb; no
one was injured.
Also, U.S. forces released
73 detainees in Fallujah, at the request of tribal chiefs.
bodies were brought in to the Kut morgue.
by Margaret Griffis