Updated at 12:41 a.m. EDT, May 16, 2007
At least 78
Iraqis were killed and 114 wounded in violent events today. There were no
significant events today, but forces in the Diyala province are stepping up security
operations to curb overall violence there. Also, no foreign casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, the bodies
of an Industry Ministry director and his two bodyguards were found a couple
days after they had been kidnapped; and interior ministry colonel
was killed in a separate incident. Two successive bombs in Tayaran square
five and wounded 15 others. Four
people were injured when mortar rounds fell in the Green Zone. Four
people were killed and four more wounded during shelling in the Ur neighborhood.
people were injured when a mortar fell in Abu Dsheer. A mortar also fell on
an Adhamiya police station, but no
casualties were reported. A roadside bomb injured
a person in Amariya. And, a senior
police officer was gunned down outside his Nafaq al-Shurta home.
in the capital, Iraqi soldiers reported killing
16 suspects and detaining 109 more. Four
Iraqi soldiers were killed and 28 more were wounded during a security mission.
A U.S. convoy struck a roadside bomb in the Kamaliya area; there were no reports
of casualties but locals looted
a burned out truck. Also, 15
dumped bodies were recovered from various locations.
A roadside bomb
killed two people
and wounded four in Mahmudiya. One
person was killed and four injured during a bombing on a minibus.
attack at a checkpoint in Tikrit left a policeman
and a civilian dead, and a woman was injured. A group of five was kidnapped
on the highway outside town.
three people at a fake checkpoint in Ishaqi.
person was killed and two wounded in Hawija when a roadside bomb exploded.
Near Mosul, four
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a suicide
attack on a checkpoint.
Gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in Iskandariya.
A soldier was
killed and four others, including civilians, were injured.
province, U.S. and Iraqi forces launched
the largest security operation in three years in hopes of cleaning out violent
elements in the restive province.
In other news, 91 unidentified bodies
in Karbala. When unidentified bodies remain unclaimed in Baghdad, they
are photographed, numbered, and taken to the holy city for burial.
a civilian in Khalis. In a separate shooting, one
person was killed and another injured.
In Abu Saida, 12
people were killed and 22 injured during a suicide car boming at a marketplace.
Monday, U.S. forces killed two
gunmen and injured four more in Youssifiyah.
Dozens of gunmen
attacked an unspecified village north of the capital, killing
five and wounding 14 more.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis