Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, June 18, 2007
Curfews were lifted today
in Baghdad and Basra. At least 74 Iraqis were killed or found dead and
another 56 were wounded during various incidents. Also, four American
soldiers were killed and one was wounded in separate incidents.
explosion in Baghdad killed
two Task Force Lightning soldiers and wounded a third yesterday. Another
Force Lightning soldier was killed yesterday during an explosion in Kirkuk.
The U.S. military also announced the Friday death
of a soldier who was injured on May 30th in Baghdad.
began its return to normal as a curfew
was lifted today. Ten
suspects were killed during security operations. The body
of a journalist kidnapped earlier this week was found near Sadr City. U.S. forces
unidentified bodies over to a police station in the Amil neighborhood. Three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing in the Mansour district.
Fierce clashing took place in Western Baghdad. Also, police found five
South of Baghdad, U.S. helicopter forces killed
bomber killed six police recruits and wounded 14 more in Fallujah.
A roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed
a pregnant woman and her husband while injuring the woman's mother and brother.
were killed and seven more were wounded during a suicide
car bombing in Baiji.
In Nasiriya, a police
commander and three of his guards were wounded in an attack by gunmen.
A car bomb in Kirkuk killed
three people and wounded four people; two Kurdish security personnel were
among the dead.
policemen were wounded during a car bombing in al-Haswa.
Haditha, a roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. patrol, but the number of
casualties was not
truck drivers were killed in Hawija.
The Iraqi army reported
killing 10 suspects
and arresting 79 others in various locations.
Mortars falling in Salman
a civilian in Khalis. An IED killed
another civilian and wounded two more.
An IED wounded
five members of the same family when it exploded near their house in Balad
In Muqdadiya, gunmen wounded
a policeman and a civilian.
In Jizani al-Emam village, 17
residents were killed during clashes with members of the Islamic State in
A sniper killed
a guard at the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party offices in Basra. Although
the curfew was lifted, the airport remains
In Arab Jubour, Iraqi forces killed
a gunman and arrested 27 more.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis