Updated at 12:34 a.m. EDT, May 14, 2007
In a very active Sunday,
at least 146 Iraqis have been killed and another 201 injured in violent
events. A major bombing near the Kurdish autonomous region left over a hundred
Iraqis dead or injured. Two American servicemembers were also killed today.
And, a militant group claims
to be holding three missing American soldiers.
The U.S. military
reported that one soldier
was killed and another wounded during a roadside bombing near Haditha.
Another soldier was killed
and one wounded during a bombing the Salah ad Din province.
A militant group tied to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq, claims
that the group has the three missing U.S. soldiers who were abducted yesterday,
during an attack that left four GIs and an Iraqi interpreter dead.
Islamic State in Iraq also released a video showing the execution
of three Iraqi army officers at an unspecified location.
truck bomber killed approximately
50 people and wounded 115 others, including a police
chief, in the town of Makhmour. The mayor was also injured. The bombing
targeted a government compound that houses the offices of a Kurdish political
party. While the town lies just outside the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurds would
like it included. Witnesses say
the Kurdish Democratic Party was holding a meeting at the time. Earlier in the
week, another bombing killed or injured dozens in Arbil.
a car bomb exploded near a restaurant in the al-Wathba area, killing
as many as 17 and wounding 46 others. A separate truck bomb was defused
in Ur. Security personnel killed
seven suspects and arrested 111 more, while U.S. forces killed
one and arrested three others. A U.S. helicopter fired on a family sleeping
on the roof of their Sadr City home to escape the heat; a woman
and child were killed, a man was injured. In the Sadriya neighborhood, a
civilian was injured and a gunman killed. No
casualties were reported during shelling in Rustumiya. Also, 22
bodies were discovered.
Gunmen drove into Baquba with two
handcuffed hostages and shot them dead in front of witnesses while yelling,
"this is the destiny of traitors." Three
others were also killed execution style. A bomb on a highway heading to Wajihiya
two and wounded three more. Another bomb killed
two woman and injured two others in a residential area. At a police station
south of town, gunmen also killed
one person and wounded four, including a 15-year-old girl .Also, eight
unidentified bodies were brought in to the morgue; three were headless.
Eweiraj, gunmen killed
five workers and wounded four others at a flourmill.
in Najaf, a roadside bomb injured
Gunmen attacked the home of a Kut policeman with
family members were wounded. Two
unidentified bodies were found elsewhere.
A Katyusha rocket fell in
one and wounded another. Gunmen tried to assassinate a local politician, injuring
his wife instead. A baker
was injured while driving in the Dor al-Sagfa area.
A British military
vehicle was destroyed
in Basra, while a militiaman
two people and wounded two more in Wahda.
a translator working for the multi-national forces was gunned
people were gunned down and eight injured in Mahmudiya.
bodies were recovered. Also, in two separate incidents, two
former Baath Party members were killed.
In Khanaquin, two
guards where injured in a shootout with other security personnel.
was gunned down in Muqdadiyah.
In Khalis, one
person was killed while another was kidnapped.
person was killed and three were injured in Bani Saad.
news, the Interior Ministry is now prohibiting
journalists from approaching the location of any incidents out of safety concerns,
evidence tampering, and privacy issues.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis