Updated at 12:50 a.m. EDT, June 5, 2007
Violence was much lighter
today. Only 58 Iraqis were reported killed and 51 were wounded in violent
attacks. A British
soldier was lightly injured during an attack on his armored vehicle in Basra.
Also, the U.S. military announced a previously unreported death that occurred
in May; an American
soldier died on May 29 of wounds received a day earlier during a roadside
bomb attack in Balad. May was the third deadliest month for U.S. troops since
In Baghdad, a bomb planted in an ambulance killed
one and wounded three in the Bab al Muadham area. The Iraqi army reported
people were killed and eight were wounded when a roadside bomb in the Za’afaraniya
neighborhood, another bomb blew-up
nearby, and two
brothers were shot dead in a separate incident. Eight
Iraqi security men were wounded during a mission. One hostage was freed
during a security operation. Also, a local
leader of the Islamic State in Iraq was killed in Adhamiya, and a second
leader was killed in Jamiya. Mortars injured
four people in al-Shurta. One
person was killed and four more were wounded during mortar fire in al-Shurta
al-Rabia'a. Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Doura, wounding
four policemen. No
casualties were reported from shelling in Amil or the Green Zone. Also, 28
bodies were found scattered in several locations.
A roadside bomb targeting
a police patrol in Yusufiya killed
one policeman and wounded three others.
In Mosul, a roadside
bomb exploded near a fuel truck, setting it ablaze and wounding
the driver. Two
guards were wounded when a suicide
truck bomber attacked the home of a police brigadier; 11
people were also injured. Two
gunmen were killed in western Mosul. Also, a civilian
was gunned down.
Iraqi soldiers were killed yesterday when a suicide
car bomber attacked their checkpoint near Taji.
An Iraqi army
officer was kidnapped
last night in Kirkuk. Three gunmen killed
a civilian and kidnapped his son near Kirkuk; the kidnappers were caught and
one turned out to be a policeman. No
casualties were reported in a bombing downtown. Also, three
policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing.
A family in Suleimaniyah
a phone call asking for ransom in a kidnapping case. Four students disappeared
on their way home from a university in Baghdad on Friday.
bodies were found in Khaldiya.
In related news, Kurdish rebels
seven Turkish soldiers when they lobbed grenades and fired rockets at a military
outpost in southeastern Turkey. Turkey is considering a military assualt
on rebel outposts across the border in Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis