Updated at 12:45 a.m. EDT, May 7, 2007
At least 118 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 134 Iraqis were wounded in violent attacks
today; the largest a bombing in Bagdad that killed dozens. Twelve U.S. servicemembers
were also reported killed, nine of them died today. A British
soldier was also killed.
GIs were killed, along with an unidentified civilian
journalist, during a roadside bombing in Diyala province; two
soldiers were also wounded. A patrol north of Baghdad came across a pair of
IEDs; a soldier
was killed and two
more wounded in that incident. In southern Baghdad, another IED killed
an eighth soldier. Also, a GI
was killed in a non-combat related incident. Yesterday, two
Marines were killed during combat operations in Anbar province. On Friday,
was killed and four others were wounded during a roadside bombing in western
Baghdad. Also, a British
soldier who was wounded in Basra on Thursday, died of his injuries today
in Great Britain.
In Baghdad, a car bomb in the Bayaa neighborhood
42 and wounded 70 others. Three
people were killed and 11 wounded during a car bombing in Mansour. Gunmen
stormed the al-Jihad area home of a policeman, killing
him and wounding his six-year-old son. Another
policeman was gunned down a street in Amil. In the Saydiya district. a police
commando patrol came across a roadside bomb; one
was killed and three injured. U.S. forces killed
10 gunmen during a raid in Sadr City; weapons were also confiscated and a
torture room dismantled. The dean
of the College of Education was gunned down. Also, 25
bodies were dumped in several locations.
In Samarra, coordinated
12 people, including the city’s police commander, and 11
others were wounded. Two
suicide bombers blew up their explosives while others fired mortars upon police
U.S. soldiers were wounded during clashes that followed. Militants also held
of three policemen were found in Garma.
In Kirkuk, Major
General Adnan Thabit survived
a roadside bomb attack on his motorcade. A school
principal was killed; educators have been warned that if they continue to
work, they will be attacked. Yesterday, mortars injured
A bomb placed near the Kut home of a former Baath
Party member wounded
three of his sons. A policeman
and an Iraqi translator were wounded in random attacks.
the Diyala police cheif Ghamin al-Qurayshi, escaped sniper fire, but his guard
was critically wounded.
Gunmen in Muqdadiyah attacked the home
of a leading Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party member. During ensuing clashes a gunman
was killed and 11 others were wounded, including several civilians. An imam
was shot and killed.
Clashes between U.S. forces and gunmen broke out
in Haditha, but no
casualties were reported.
bodies were found in Fallujah. A former
security officer was shot and killed.
A landmine killed
an oil company worker and wounded two others in Missan.
Hilla, a bomb wounded
at least 13 people.
A member of the Khalis local council was
of four was killed by gunmen on a highway in Diyala province.
former Baath Party member
was killed in Karbala.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis