Updated at 12:34 a.m. EDT, May 23, 2007
At least 50 Iraqis
were killed and 69 wounded violent attacks throughout the country. In one
attack, a group of seven minibus riders were shot and their bodies burned. Also
a British soldier was killed during an attack in Basra.
Basra, a British
soldier was killed when gunmen attacked a fuel truck. Meanwhile, British forces
and Shi’ite militia clashed near the governor’s office; two
gunmen were wounded. Gunmen also attacked
the Islamic Party building, killing one person in the assault. Earlier, a Shi’ite
tribal leader was killed near the building. Gunmen west of town briefly held
a number of Iraqi soldiers before relasing them.
In Baghdad, 24
dumped bodies were found. A mortar round struck the parliament building, but
casualties were reported. At
least three people were injured when mortars fell in Kahramana square. In
Shurta Rabia'a, a mortar killed
two residents and wounded 12 others. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S patrol
people in Baladiyat. A roadside bomb in Wazirya injured
four policemen. In Adil, gunmen fired upon a motorcade carrying the head of
the largest Sunni bloc in parliament; no
casualties were reported. Also in Adil, a roadside bomb killed
three Iraqi soldiers and wounded two more; clashes
with bodyguards working with a sunni politican followed. A car bomb near a pediatric
five people. A reporter was kidnapped
on Saturday. Also, an unmanned U.S. reconnaissance plane crashed
into the home of a former Iraqi prime minister.
An attack on a minibus
in Hibhib left seven
dead and four wounded, including women and children.
In Iskandariya, gunmen battled with members of the al-Ubaidat tribe, killing
four of them and wounded five more. Three
policemen were wounded during a roadside bomb attack.
working for U.S. forces was killed in Bashaer.
Afar, a roadside bomb wounded
three policemen. Mortars also fell
on the town.
A car bomb wounded
three policemen and a judge in Khalis; a policemen is suspecting of
driving the vehicle onto the lot. North of town, gunmen kidnapped
seven civilians, including a university professor, from a fake checkpoint.
A suicide car
bomber rammed his cargo into a checkpoint in Fallujah. The number of
casualties was not yet reported.
Shelling in Baquba killed
two and wounded 15 more at a bank.
Over 4000 Marines carried
out a security operation in Anbar Province that netted 250 suspects.
Four male hostages and a youth
In Mosul, a taxi
driver was killed.
The Iraqi army killed
two suspects and arrested 95 in various locations.
policemen were gunned down.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis