Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, May 20, 2007
At least 89 Iraqis
were reported killed or found dead today and another 42 were injured during
violence. Included are two Iraqi ABC news reporters who were ambushed in the capital
while on their way home after work. Also, five American servicemembers were
killed in separate events in Baghdad.
The U.S. military reported that
Force Lightning soldiers were killed today in Baghdad when a bomb exploded
near their vehicle. On Wednesday, two
MND-B soldiers were killed and nine wounded in separate events in the
capital. Also, a suicide
bomber detonated his cargo near a U.S. convoy in Fallujah; the vehicle was
destroyed but no
word on casualties.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
two Iraqi ABC News journalists after stopping their car while the pair were
driving home. One
civilian was injured during security operations that netted six suspects.
soldier was killed during an attack on an Iraqi army checkpoint in the Abu
Ghraib area. After an attack on a U.S. convoy, U.S. troops killed
two people and injured six. Two
people were killed and five wounded during a car bomb attack near a police
station. A policeman
was killed during an armed attack near the airport. At a soccer field in al-Tobchi,
a bomb killed
two and injured five, mostly on the field. Also, 25
unidentified bodies were found dumped throughout Iraq.
six gunmen when dozens of them attacked a U.S. base in central Baquba.
Iraqi soldiers were injured during the incident. Nine
bodies were brought in to the hospital morgue. Also, gunmen stole
almost two billion dinars from a committee in charge of allocating money for social
services; the committee and their bodyguards were released.
peshmerga soldier was killed in Kirkuk. Three
people were injured during a bombing, while no
casualties were reported during a second bombing. Two
men and a 7-year-old boy were dragged out of their car and shot; one one of
the men was killed, the other two went to hospital with injuries. Gunmen attacked
a car, killing
the policeman within and injuring his brother. Three
truck drivers were killed on highway outside town, and their trucks were set
on fire. Also, a bomb at a bridge near the city injured
people were killed and four injured, mostly policemen, when a suicide bomber
attacked a checkpoint in Mussayab.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris and al-Dujaila Rivers at Kut.
Among the dead was a 12-year-old child.
In Babil province, five
bodies were discovered near an area being searched for missing U.S. soldiers.
In Hawija, a roadside bomb injured
During overnight fighting, three
Iraqi soldiers were injured in Diwaniya.
Eight Sunni men disappeared
while accompanying a injured
man to a Basra hospital. Many Iraqis are fearful of hospitals due to a high
rate of sectarian killings associated with them.
In Najaf, a fuel
smuggling gang was arrested.
captain was killed and two policemen were injured during an armed attack in
bodies were brought in to the morgue in Khalis.
In Abu Dhaba,
person was killed and five, including children, were injured during shelling.
four gunmen manning a fake checkpoint Diyala province. Two
bodies, one belonging to the Iraqi
Parliament speaker's cousin and the other to his bodyguard were found; they
had been kidnapped in Baghdad.
Also, four men were arrested
in connection with the honor killing of a teenage girl last month in Nineveh
province ; the murder sparked retaliatory killings in the area.
a roadside bomb killed
two policemen and injured two more.
A suicide car bomb killed
three policemen and wounded two more in Hilla.
by Margaret Griffis