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June 5, 2007
Tuesday: 2 GIs, 105 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:46 a.m. EDT, June 6, 2007

At least 105 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 87 were wounded during today's reported incidents. An American soldier was killed during a small arms attack today in a southern section of the capital. The U.S. military reported that another servicemember died on June 3, a day after being wounded in Baghdad. Also, unknown number of GIs were wounded or killed during an explosion in Amil as well.

In Baghdad, a female suicide bomber was shot before she could detonate her explosives at an Interior Ministry police recruitment center in the Sadr al-Qanat neighborhood. Three police commandos were injured during the incident. The Interior Ministry’s police commando units are often referred to as "death squads" because of the high percentage of sectarian violence that originates from within the group. Also, the clashing between rival militant group in Amariya has physically ended, but continued online instead.

Also in Baghdad, 33 dumped bodies were found scattered around town. Gunmen killed a civilian near the al-Ahrar bridge. Mortars landing in the Jihad neighborhood wounded four people. And IED explosion killed 3 Iraqi soldiers and wounded two more in al-Mail. In Amil, mortars injured three people.

A suicide car bomber killed 19 people and wounded 25 in Fallujah marketplace.

In Baquba, gunmen attacked a neighborhood where they killed one person and wounded three other members of the same family. Three people were injured in a separate car bombing. Last night, gunmen killed a woman who was escorting a patient to a hospital. Eight bodies were found in downtown Baquba.

Two gunmen were killed in Mosul; one of the men was Saudi.

A roadside bomb injured four policemen near a station in Iskandariya. Two bodies were also found.

In Jbela, the local head of the al-Sadr movement, Abdul Raheem Nayef, was gunned down.

Four civilians were wounded during crossfire between U.S. forces and gunmen in Diwaniya.

Nine bodies were found in al-Muradiya.

In Kut, a policeman was gunned down. A security guard trying to get people to form a line for a petrol station killed one and injured a second patron.

A car bomb killed a civilian and wounded a second in Mahmudiyah.

One person was killed and four others were injured when a minibus was attacked on a highway in Diyala province.

An IED injured a civilian in Kirkuk. An oil pipeline between Kirkuk and Baiji was blown-up.

Three policemen were killed in Khalis.

Also, the Iraqi army reported killing seven suspects and detaining 103 others in unspecified locations around Iraq. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and 29 injured during a combat mission.

In other news, the UN now estimates that over 4.2 million Iraqis are displace either within Iraq or have left the country altogether due to the violence.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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