Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2007
At least 13 new U.S. servicemember
deaths were reported today, making May the bloodiest
month since 2004. So far, at least 116 Americans were killed in Iraq in
May, including 10 who were killed on Memorial Day. Several
Westerners were abducted in a daring attack in Baghdad. Also, at least 169
Iraqis were killed or found dead and 146 were wounded in other violent
The U.S. military reports that six
Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed and three wounded in explosions
that occurred near their vehicles in Diyala province yesterday. Another
TFL soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash, which is under investigation.
In Baghdad on Monday, two
MND-B soldiers were killed in an IED attack. A soldier
was killed on Saturday in a roadside bomb attack near Balad. A
soldier, who was wounded on May 4 in a Baghded IED attack died
of his wounds on May 24 at the Bethesda Medical Center. Also, a Marine
died in Kuwait from non-combat related vehicle accident.
three five British citizens
were kidnapped from a Finance Ministry building by gunmen wearing police
commando uniforms. Police commandos are
a much hated and feared unit, operating outside of the normal police ranks. A
bomb on a bus in Tayaran Square killed
38 people and wounded at
least 53 others. Over an hour later a truck bomb in an Amil car parts market
killed 20, injured 85, and
set fire to several cars while damaging a numbers of buildings and a Shi’ite mosque.
dumped bodies were found.
In Baquba, 21
dumped bodies were found in two districts.
bodies, two decapitated, were found in the Tigris River at Suwayra,
a common location for such discoveries.
two policemen and wounded three in Shurqat.
Mahmoud Hakim Mustafa,
the editor-in-chief of Hawadith weekly newspaper was gunned
down near his Kirkuk home on Monday.
gunmen were killed in a clash with security forces near Tal Afar.
people were executed for a 2005 bombing.
An Iraqi National Guard checkpoint
was attacked in Hibhib, but the number of casualties was not
bodies were found in a mass grave in Diyala province.
bodies were found in Mamuhdiya.
In Samarra, at least 40
people were kidnapped
from a fake checkpoint. A similar incident occurred over the weekend.
bridge southwest of Fallujah was destroyed, but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis