Updated at 11:50 p.m. EDT, May 5, 2007
At least 81 Iraqis were
killed or found dead today and another 61 were wounded during violence. The
most significant attack took place in western Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated
his cargo among a group of police recruits. No foreign deaths were reported.
the capital, a suicide bomber
killed 16 police recruits and wounded 21 others in an attack in western Baghdad
outside an army base near Abu Ghraib prison. Another suicide
bomber rammed a car into the Karkh area police station, killing
one officer and wounding as many as 10 others. In Bayaa, a mortar round killed
a woman and injured two men. One
person was killed and nine others wounded during an explosion in central Baghdad.
civilians were injured when a mortar fell in Abu Dsheer. A roadside bomb injured
two policemen in Saidiya. One
person was killed and two injured during random gunfire in Amil. In al-Benook,
people were injured during shelling. In Karrada, a roadside bomb killed
two and injured
five others. Three
youths were killed in a mortar attack while playing soccer in southern Baghdad.
in Baghdad, Iraqi forces killed
one gunman and arrested 106 suspects. U.S. troops killed
a civilian in the Shaab neighborhood. A senior
U.S. commander was wounded by sniper fire while inspecting a controversial
wall in the Adhamiya district. In southern Baghdad, a large truck bomb was discovered
Late last night, Radio Dijla was again
attacked; gunmen stole equipment from the empty station and then blew it up.
bodies were recovered in various locations.
British forces accidentally
an Iraqi policeman in Basra. The airport
is closed indefinitely due to damage caused by shooting attacks. Katyusha
five people. During a security crackdown, British forces killed
six gunmen. Also a female captive was rescued.
roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed
one civilian and wounded three policemen. In a separate bombing, two
civilians were wounded.
In Mosul, a neurologist was kidnapped
as he left the main hospital on Friday; his body
was later found by police. Three
gunmen were killed during an attack on an army base.
In the area of
Hibhib, gunmen killed
five civilians and forced dozens of families to flee for their lives; calls
to police for help were ignored.
A local council member in Baquba
is missing and likely kidnapped.
The killing of a policeman
in Samarra was followed by a curfew.
In Balad, a police
lieutenant colonel was shot dead. Ten suspects were detained.
was killed and two were injured during an attack on a checkpoint. In a separate
incident another policeman
members of one family were killed in Kanaan. Five people were kidnapped
in a separate event.
Late Friday, the bodies
of five policemen were found north of Baghdad, and at least 12
other bodies were found in unspecified locations throughout the country.
by Margaret Griffis