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May 14, 2007
Monday: 6 GIs, 1 Dane, 95 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, May 15, 2007

The tally of U.S. servicemember deaths passed 3400 today with the deaths of six servicemembers in separate events. Eleven other Americans were wounded in those attacks as well. At least 95 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 54 Iraqis were also wounded. Also, one Danish soldier was killed and four more wounded during an ambush attack in al-Hartha.

The U.S military reported than an airman was killed and three others wounded during a roadside bomb attack in southern Baghdad. In northern Baghdad, a soldier was killed and four others wounded during a separate roadside bombing. In southeastern Baghdad, two soldiers were killed and four wounded during a small arms attack. In Anbar province, a Marine was killed in combat. Also, a servicememer died of non-combat related causes.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed 12 and injured four in a Karrada district parking lot. Two civilians were killed and 14 more were injured in the Za’afaraniya district during a roadside bomb attack. On Palestine Street, a car bomb killed one and wounded three others. In western Baghdad, two Iraqi soldiers were killed and four more wounded during a suicide bombing in al-Liqaa square. In the Amil area, a roadside bomb destroyed an U.S. humvee, but casualties, if any, were unspecified.

Also in the capital, U.S. forces killed an on-duty policeman in the Abu Dsheer area. One gunmen was wounded during security operations. The body of a woman was found south of the capital. A policeman was killed, another injured, during random gunfire in Slekh. Gunmen stopped a minibus then killed eight passengers and wounded four more. And, 18 dumped bodies were recovered in several locations.

In Mosul, a previously unreported body was found on Sunday and five more today. Three civilians were killed and seven wounded in two separate bombings.

Six bodies were recovered in Fallujah.

A former member of the dissolved Baath Party was gunned down in Amara.

In Khalis, gunmen stormed several schools threatening to bomb them if they are not closed.

A bomb in Tal Afar killed two civilians.

Four persons were killed and four wounded during an attack on a Baquba police station. Suspected al-Qaeda members stopped a car and killed the three policemen inside. Gunmen killed another three civilians and injured a fourth person as well.

Thousands have been displaced in Diyala province due to increased violence in the province. Camps have been set up outside Baghdad for them, but many have moved on to places such as Najaf or Basra. Six hostages were freed.

Also, U.S. forces arrested three parliamentarians tied to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and confiscated their I.D. cards.

Nine men working for an oil refinery in Baiji were kidnapped.

A mortar damaged a home in Mada'en.

Near Muqdadiyah, gunmen injured three men and, in a separate incident, kidnapped another man.

Two men were killed and two others wounded on the Tikrit-Kirkuk highway.

Witnesses said that U.S. forces killed a child in Dujail as well as some livestock.

In al-Qurna, two students were killed and two injured in crossfire as they were leaving school.

In Arbil, truck collided with a motorcade carrying a prominent member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan; two senior party members were killed and five more were wounded.

U.S. forces killed 13 suspected militants and gunmen in Kirkuk.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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