Updated at 11:35 p.m. EDT, June 21, 2007
U.S. troops suffered
heavy losses over the last two days. Twelve American servicemembers were killed
and five more were wounded in various incidents. This brings the 48-hour total
to 14 deaths; two deaths had already been reported yesterday. A
British servicemember was also killed. Iraqi citizens did not fare better:
at least 58 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 119 wore were wounded.
The U.S. military reported that five
MND-B soldiers were killed and one more was injured when a roadside bomb
blasted their vehicle during a security operation today in Baghdad; one
Iraqi interpreter was killed and two Iraqi civilians were wounded during the
incident. A rocket-propelled grenade killed an MNC-I
soldier and wounded three more elsewhere in the capital. Yesterday, four
MND-B soldiers were killed and one was wounded during roadside bombing
in Baghdad. And, two
Marines were killed in Anbar province during combat operations. Two servicemember
deaths were already reported
In Suleiman Bek, a suicide
truck bomber using an oil
20 people and wounded 75 more during an attack that demolished homes. The
mayor, police chief and several city council members were reported
wounded in the attack.
In al-Sedda, two
al-Sadr officials were killed in a drive-by shooting in what may be a new
dimension to the violence. Rival Shi’ite groups in southern Iraq have recently
ratcheted up attacks on each other as they vie for control of Iraq’s politics.
A U.S. airstrike in Baquba missed its target and struck a nearby building
11 civilians. A spokesman for the 1920 Brigades, a Sunni militant group who
is working with U.S. forces, said that
two of its members were killed in the airstrike. Also, hospital officials
that they were receiving numerous bodies from clashes taking place in a western
Gunmen using mortars attacked Bahraz village at dawn.
civilians were killed and 15 were injured. The gunmen also destroyed the al-Hakim
mosque in nearby Kanaan.
police commandos were killed and 12 more were wounded during an attack on
their station in Madaen.
In Baghdad, no
casualties were reported during clashes that took place after an attack on
a checkpoint in Adhamiya. Mortars landed in the Green Zone without
causing casualties. In Jamiya, a U.S. humvee was destroyed, but no
word on casualties. A mortar fell in Abu Dsheer, killing
one person and wounded three more. Also 20
dumped bodies were found scattered mostly in western neighborhoods.
were found in Khalis.
A roadside bomb targeted Iraqi and Coalition
forces near Kirkuk resulted in no
one resident of Hawija.
army corporal was killed while on his way to al-Sufra village.
official was killed and another survived an assassination attempt during separate
incidents in Basra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis