Updated at 12:28 a.m. EDT, June 7, 2007
At least 122 Iraqis
were killed and 70 were wounded during attacks which including a car bombing
near a shrine in Baghdad. Six more GIs were killed in action, bringing
the tally of U.S servicemembers who have died serving in Iraq to 3503 deaths.
DOD reported that two
U.S. airmen were killed during an IED attack in Kirkuk yesterday, while
soldier was killed during enemy gunfire yesterday in Diyala province.
In today's attacks, an explosion in Diyala province killed
a Task Force Lightning soldier and wounded a second one. A
13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier was killed by an IED
near Baiji. Also, an
MND-B soldier was killed and another wounded during an IED attack in Baghdad.
significant news, the Islamic State in Iraq reported
that they have reached a ceasefire with al-Qaeda. Recently, the two groups had
clashed for several days in a Baghdad neighborhood. Also, Turkey’s military could
not confirm a report that several thousand troops crossed
the border into Iraq to confront Kurdish militants. A Kurdish official said
that the Turks carried out a limited operation including some shelling.
In Baghdad, 34
dumped bodies were found today. Seven
people were killed and 27 wounded when two coordinated car bombs exploded
in Khadimiya. In the Mansour district, a bomb at a market killed
two and wounded eight others. Four
people were injured during a roadside bombing that targeted a U.S. patrol
in Iskan. Two
people were injured during a bombing in Za'afraniyah. A motorcycle bomb exploded
in Bab al-Muadham, but no
casualties were reported. Gunmen stormed a home, killing
two brothers within it.Five Christians, one a Catholic priest, have been kidnapped
in Baghdad. Also, a senior ministry official was kidnapped
by men wearing police commando uniforms.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s
aide was killed
outside the aide’s Najaf home yesterday. Al-Sistani is the spiritual leader
of Iraq’s Shi’ite majority.
officer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Baiji.
driver and two passengers were wounded during an attack on their ambulance.
A second ambulance
driver was beaten in a separate incident.
civilians were wounded during a shootout between U.S. forces and gunmen in
a police officer and wounded another in Mosul.
A roadside bomb
four Iraqi soldiers near Sufra village.
In Khalis, 16
were killed and eight injured during clashes. Yesterday, local residents attacked
a fake checkpoint and freed 13 hostages. Two
policemen and two Iraqi soldiers were killed north of town yesterday.
a four-hour battle south of Baquba in Abdul Kareem village, the
Diyala salvation council reported that they had freed the town of "terrorists".
gunmen were killed in the battle.
North of Baquba, 19
gunmen were killed during an incident where
two Iraqi soldiers were killed and one U.S.
soldier and one civilian were wounded.
In what may be a separate incident,
eight gunmen were killed during
a clash that involved U.S. and Iraqi troops in Baquba.
roadside bombs underneath the Dhuluiya bridge.
A total of nine
barbers have been killed in Basra over the last two days in three separate
of an oil worker was found in al-Latif.
girls were killed and their father wounded during a roadside bombing in Balad.
killed two policemen in a separate incident.
In Kirkuk, a roadside
bomb killed two
police officers and wounded three others.
Yesterday in Ramadi,
eight policemen were killed and four wounded during an attack on a checkpoint
that U.S. forces say
did not happen.
bodies were found in Mosul yesterday.
Compiled by Margaret