Updated at 12:55 p.m. EDT, May 31, 2007
At least 65 Iraqis
were killed today and 97 wounded in violent attacks, including the deaths
of two Iraqi journalists. Also, the U.S. military reported that an American
soldier was killed in a Baghdad IED attack on Saturday. A roadside bomb
two GIs today in Baghdad, and one
soldier died yesterday of non-battle-related causes. At least 120 American
servicemen serving in Iraq have been killed this month, making May one of
the bloodiest of the occupation.
In Amiriyat al-Fallujah, gunmen
attacked the home of Abdul Rahman al-Isawi, who was a reported for the National
Iraqi News Agency (NINA). The gunmen dragged al-Isawi, his father and brother
to a nearby orchard and killed
all three. Another five
family members were killed in clashes with the gunmen.
for Aswat al-Iraq, Nazar
Abdul Wahid, was gunned down in Amara. Five
other journalists were wounded.
In Baghdad, three
people were wounded during a mortar attack in the Jamiya neighborhood. In
the Utefiyah neighborhood, gunmen killed
Colonel Mohammed Shakir, an officer from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
person was killed and three wounded when mortars fell on the Al Rasheed marketplace.
civilians were wounded during an IED attack in Amiriyah. An
Iraqi army officer was killed and two more wounded during a roadside bombing
in al-Jami. Also, 23
bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods. And, two Iraqi employees
of the U.S. embassy may have been kidnapped.
In Khalis, ten
people were killed and five wounded during clashes. Among the dead were four
policemen and an Iraqi soldier. The city is now under a curfew.
people were killed and 15 wounded in separate mortar attacks in Fallujah.
people were killed and 21 wounded during a mortar attack in Mahmudiya.
In Balad, two roadside bombs destroyed a U.S. humvee and a minesweeper.
The bombing was followed by a gunfight. In a separate incident, unknown armed
an Iraqi soldier.
A roadside bomb in Hamza blasted a police
intelligence officer’s convoy; two
bodyguards were killed and three others, including the officer, were injured.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded
two civilians instead. Clashes between police and gunmen left one
woman dead and two policemen injured. A car bomb wounded
two policemen. Also, two
booby-trapped bodies were found and disarmed.
A roadside bomb targeting
the dreaded police commandos wounded
four of them in Madaen.
person was killed and 15 wounded in a car bombing in Sadr City.
were wounded during an attack on an Iskandariya checkpoint.
Kirkuk, an Iraqi
army officer was wounded in a roadside bombing.
policemen were injured during a double roadside bombing in Baiji.
assassination attempt on the head of the judicial committee of Hawija left
gunmen and one bodyguard dead, while two
bodyguards were injured.
In Salah ad Din province, four officers
are believed kidnapped.
Katyusha rockets killed
one civilian in Tal Afar.
Iraqi soldiers were killed in Hilla.
The Iraqi army reported
suspects in undisclosed locations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis