Updated at 12:55 a.m. EDT, June 12, 2007
Britain’s next prime
minister, George Brown, visited
Baghdad on a day of light violence. Throughout the country, 35 Iraqis were
killed or found dead and 23 were wounded during attacks. Coalition
forces did not fare so well. Four Americans were killed and six were wounded
during a bridge bombing south of Baghdad. Also, an incident in Anbar province
may have left more Americans dead or injured.
Coalition Force soldiers were killed and six wounded during a suicide
car bombing at a checkpoint near Mahmudiya late yesterday. An Iraqi
interpreter was also wounded. The incident took place at a major bridge overpass
that was partially demolished. Over the last few weeks, bridges have become a
favored target of militants. Also, an IED killed
an airman south of Baghdad on Saturday.
Another bridge, this one
servicing a route from Baghdad to northern Diyala province, was attacked
and left unusable. No information on casualties was released.
number of Americans were killed or injured during an unconfirmed attack in
British targets in Basra were attacked, but no
casualties were reported.
In a rare moment of unity, Sunni, Shi'ite
and Kurdish politicians voted to remove Mahmoud Mashhadani as speaker of Parliament.
His bodyguards had assaulted
In Baghdad, mortars landed in the Green Zone
but produced no
casualties. Mortars also landed in Zayouna and Bayaa, injuring
seven people, including Iraqi soldiers. And IED in al-Wathiq square injured
three people. Also, 17
dumped bodies were recovered.
A roadside bomb in Samarra killed
two police officers
and wounded three others.
In a drive-by shooting in Hawija,
a man was killed
and two others were wounded.
the general director of the central bank in Mosul and
his two guards. Four
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found on Sunday. Also, gunmen stormed a
home where they killed
four women and a man inside.
A Katyusha rocket killed
two people and wounded five in Tal Afar yesterday.
militants were killed while trying to plant a roadside bomb in Tuz Khormato.
In Iskandariya, a bomb damaged the offices of the Iraqi Islamic Party,
but no casualties
A policeman was kidnapped
soldier was killed and two more were wounded during an IED attack in Khalis.
the Islamic State in Iraq claims
to be holding 14 security personnel hostage in an unknown location. They will
be killed if demands are not met..
Compiled by Margaret Griffis