Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, May 18, 2007
At least 78 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and 36 more were wounded. Another 12 people
were abducted as well. Also, three
U.S. soldiers were killed today when a roadside bomb blasted them south
In Baghdad, a mortar or rocket fell in the Green Zone,
causing an explosion but no
injuries. A separate mortar hit a factory in Sadr City, killing
one person and wounding four others. A roadside bomb hit Abu Dsheer but caused
person in Al Shurta Al Rabi'aa was killed due to mortar fire. Another
person died of mortar shelling in Nahrawan. Eight
people were injured when mortars struck al Qahira. In Jamila, three
people were killed during shelling there. Gunmen in Bab al-Sham killed
two policemen and wounded a third one.
During security operations in
the capital, the Iraqi army killed
six suspects and wounded
three civilians. Also, hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated
in the Shaab neighborhood, protesting tactics used by U.S. forces in their security
crackdown. Also, at least 30
bodies were recovered from various neighborhoods.
people were killed and five wounded during a bombing attack on the Diyala
Bridge in Mahmudiya; it is the second time this week the bridge was targeted.
A bomb near a policeman’s Hilla home killed
him and wounded three of his children.
In continued clashing in Diwaniya,
people were killed and four others wounded. Gunmen killed
a civil servant in a drive-by shooting.
A roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded three others in Iskandariya.
dumped bodies were found south of the capital.
A mortar round left
with tin cans killed
a man in Najaf.
bodies were found in Latifiya.
In Basra, gunmen killed
a police major and two sons and wounded a neighbor.
body was found in Kirkuk. Eight
people were killed during a roadside bombing outside of town.
after multiple bombings and clashing, police in Mosul arrested
In Taji, mortar rounds destroyed
a U.S. helicopter and damaged at least nine more.
A hand grenade accidentally
a police officer and wounded a second one in Balad Ruz.
bullet-riddled bodies were brough in to the morgue. Gunmen
killed a worker from the "health establishment protection unit."
officer was shot dead in Biji. Also a roadside bomb injured
three guards working with a Shirqat police commander.
from a minibus in Diyala province.
major was killed when gunmen attacked his Amara home.
Iraqis were arrested
trying to illegally cross the Turkish border on their way to Europe. Meanwhile,
the number of troops stationed at the border with Iraq in order to prevent illegal
crossings by Kurdish rebels.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis