Updated at 11:00 p.m. EDT, May 26, 2007
At least 91 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 116 more Iraqis were injured on a day punctuated
by deadly raids in Baghdad and Basra. Nine Iraqis were kidnapped. Four U.S.
servicemembers were killed today in Iraq, while the U.S. military announced
that four other servicemembers had been killed on Wednesday. Over 100 U.S.
servicemembers have been killed this month in Iraq. Also, four British soldiers
were injured in separate events in Basra today.
The U.S. military announced
that an explosion killed
three Task Force Lightning Soldiers today in Salah ad Dhin province. A
was killed in a separate incident in Anbar province. Previously unreported
deaths were also announced: Two
soldiers died during an IED exposion in Ramadi on May 23rd. Also on May
soldiers were killed in an IED attack in Baghdad.
police found 20
shot bodies scattered throughout the city. A combined car bomb and mortar
attack in Bayaa killed
seven and wounded 35 others. Five
gunmen were killed during an air strike and raid that netted a militant leader;
police said that ten
people were killed and ten wounded when the same strike destroyed several
cars at a petrol station. Two
people were killed and seven wounded when mortars struck eastern Baghdad.
In Ghazaliya, two
people were killed and 11 wounded during a suicide
car bomb attack on a checkpoint. In al-Ria district, gunmen fired upon a police
three policemen and wounding six others. In Mansour, one
civilian was killed and three wounded in a roadside bombing. Mortars in central
British forces in Basra responded to the bombardment
of their bases with an air strike of their own. Although four
militiamen were killed and four more wounded, witnesses complained that eight
civilians were also killed; a hospital reported 22
wounded. A British
soldier was also injured. Another three
British soldiers were injured in clashing near the airport.
off-duty cops were shot and killed in Diwaniyah.
Iraqi and Polish forces killed
four Mahdi militiamen and detained 20 others.
a policeman in Hawija.
U.S. forces killed
two suspects and detained 23 more in Taji.
bodies bearing torture marks were found in Duquq.
Kirkuk, a charred
body was found.
A Tikrit police
captain was gunned down on his way home from work.
Clashes between gunmen
and tribesmen near Muqdadiyah left 10
dead and seven wounded. Three
of the gunmen were killed and five wounded.
Nine people were abducted
from a fake checkpoint in Baquba.
Compiled by Margaret