Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, June 19, 2007
Although fewer incidents
occurred today, at least 169 Iraqis were killed and 265 more were wounded
during new attacks. Most of the casualties were from a major bombing in central
Baghdad. In Diyala province, U.S. forces are conducting a new security operation
that has already killed several militants. Also, four American servicemembers
deaths were reported today.
Task Force-Marne soldier was killed and three were wounded south of Baghdad
yesterday. An IED killed
another American soldier yesterday in Baghdad. An Multi-National
Division-B soldier was killed by small arms fire yesterday in Baghdad.
Also, a soldier, who
was injured in 2005, died after undergoing surgery to replace a missing
piece of skull with a prosthesis.
In Baghdad, a car bomb at a Shi’ite
at least 78 people and wounded 224 others. The Iraqi army reported killing
15 suspects and arresting 65 others. In Doura, an Iraqi
soldier was killed and three others were wounded during an IED explosion.
An IED wounded three
civilians in Yarmouk. Mortars injured
three civilians in al Shabb. Mortars in Za'afaraniya killed
two and wounded 19 others. Also in Za'afaraniya, a roadside bomb killed
two people and wounded five. An Iraqi
border guard was killed in the al-Shurta tunnel. Police found 21
bodies scattered in several neighborhoods. Late in the day, mortars fell
in the Green Zone.
U.S. forces killed
22 militants during a new security operation involving 10,000 American troops
in Baquba. Thirteen
unidentified bodies were brought in to the morgue.
policemen were wounded in Nasariya when mortars fell on their headquarters.
civilians were wounded in a separate mortar raid. The town in now under a
following two days of heavy clashing between security forces and the Mahdi Army.
In Baaj, 500 policemen resigned
under threat of death from members of the Islamic State in Iraq. Many of the officers
were border police.
militants were killed and several arrested in Samarra in connection
to last week’s bombing of the Golden Mosque. Also, a civilian
was shot and two others were wounded.
a woman and a child in Tal Afar.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a female university student.
tribal leaders were killed and their driver wounded during an incident in
At the Sulaimaniya hospital, the cheif
of Mandili police died from wounds sustained during a bombing last week.
in Basra killed
three civilians and wounded a policeman.
Compiled by Margaret