Updated at 12:50 a.m. EDT, June 16, 2007
Curfews already in place
have remained in effect or been extended.
Basra instigated its own curfew
following a shrine bombing there as well. These curfews have kept the violence
to a minimum or at least made it difficult to report on any that is occurring.
At least 55 Iraqis were killed and 13 injured during events today. Also,
the U.S. military reported on the deaths of four American servicemembers
in separate events. Three
Australians were injured in a vehicle accident.
A roadside bomb
in Kirkuk yesterday killed
three Task Force Lightning soldiers and wounded a fourth one. Another
died from a non-combat related incident on Wednesday. Also, an F-16
crashed in an undisclosed location today; no further details were given.
Australian servicemembers were injured during a roll-over accident on
steep terrain during a sandstorm.
In Baghdad, 25
bodies thought to be victims of sectarian violence were discovered. The U.S.
military reported that seven
civilians were wounded yesterday during an attack on a U.S. patrol; no Americans
of 13 members of Iraqi Tae Kwon Do team, who have been missing since a trip
to Jordan last year, were found between Rutba and Ramadi.
a roadside bomb killed
a young boy. Three
Iraqi civilians were shot and killed. Also, Coalition Forces killed
a militant leader during a raid.
U.S. and Iraqi security forces killed
two civilians and wounded two others during curfew enforcement in Samarra.
Basra is now under a curfew
due to the bombing of a mosque and shrine there. Four
people died due to sectarian violence.
U.S. forces raided an al-Sadr
office in Suwayra. One
Sadrist was killed while another was detained.
A U.S. base in Fallujah
has come under mortar attack, but no
casulties were reported.
An armed group stormed and set
fire to a a mosque in Diyala.
and his flock were killed outside of Buhriz.
gunmen attempted to storm the home of a Iraqi Islamic Party official; police killed
four gunmen and injured four more.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis