Updated at 11:35 p.m EDT, May 11, 2007
At least 77 Iraqis were
killed or found dead today and 87 were wounded during violent attacks.
Four foreign fighters were killed trying to sneak into Iraq through the Syrian
border. Also, three GIs were killed in separate attacks yesterday, reported
soldier was killed and nine
more were wounded during an explosion in Diyala province yesterday. A bomb
killed a GI
in Baghdad and wounded
two more. Several of the injured later returned to duty. Another
soldier was killed during a small
arms attack in Diwaniyah.
On the southern edge of Baghdad, 23
were killed and 57 wounded in coordinated bomb attacks at two bridge checkpoints
serving the Diyala River. At least 11 policemen were among the dead. The
Old Diyala bridge partially collapsed while the New Diyala bridge suffered damage.
erupted afterwards in nearby Mada'en.
In Baghdad, mortar fire
killed two and
injured four at a marketplace in the Za’afaraniya neighborhood. A roadside
bomb targeted a U.S. convoy in Kadhamiya; the number of casualties
was not reported. A roadside bomb also exploded in al-Wishash, but no
casualties were reported there. No
casualties were reported during mortar fire in Baladiyat. Five
people were wounded when a Katyusha rocket struck al-Shomokh. Warehouses belonging
to the Health Ministry and containing medicine were set
ablaze; no word on casualties. Also, 17
dumped bodies were recovered.
Near Taji, U.S. forces killed
four suspects during a raid. A coordinated truck and car bomb attack left
four Iraqi soldiers dead at a bridge crossing.
A previously unreported
found in Mosul yesterday.
A roadside bomb injured
five policemen and three others yesterday in Diwaniya. An Iraqi
soldier was killed in a separate bombing.
bearing gunshot and torture wounds was found in Hawija.
and killed a
civilian in Kirkuk. A gunshot and mutilated body
was found. Also, a bomb left
three people injured.
In Najaf, a police
officer was gunned down in front of his house.
A roadside bomb near
Tal Afar injured
In Basra, a roadside bomb targeting a U.S.
a civilian instead.
brigadier was gunned down in Samarra.
members of a Palestinian militant group were killed trying to sneak into Iraq
at the Syrian border.
gunmen were killed during fierce fighting south of Baquba at al-Tahrir.
of Mosul, two
people were killed and two more wounded during ongoing violence between Kurdish
three women and wounding two men riding in a car in Balad.
oil tanker trucks were set
ablaze in Touz.
people were killed and two others wounded during a bombing in Khanaquin.
bodies were turned in to the hospital in Fallujah. The former head
of Education was gunned down.
took place in Qadisiyah.
In other news, an Iraqi journalist reported
that his son had been released from U.S. custody after being held uncharged for
Compiled by Margaret Griffis