Updated at 1:10 a.m. EDT, July 4, 2007
At least 104 Iraqis
were killed and 115 more were wounded during the latest violence. These figures
include 23 who were killed in clashes with U.S. forces in Ramadi. Also, two
Marines were killed in a non-combat accident, and two soldiers were rescued
from a downed helicopter.
Marines were killed in a non-combat-related accident in Anbar province
Sunday. Also, two Task Force Marne soldiers were rescued
from a helicopter that was brought down by enemy fire yesterday; they suffered
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
an Interior Ministry intelligence officer and an army lieutenant. A car bomb
at a Shabb marketplace left 18
dead and 40 wounded. In the Amil district, mortars killed
four people and wounded four more. Two
people were killed and three more wounded during random gunfire, also in Amil.
sewer workers were killed and an engineer was wounded in Adhamiya. Gunmen
two gardeners in Doura. Shelling wounded
three people in Bayaa. A civilian
was wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Jamiya. Also, 19
dumped bodies were found scattered in several locations.
U.S. forces killed
23 people with suspected links to al-Qaeda.Also, three
suspects were killed and 29 arrested in several other locations.
car bomb targeting a police convoy killed
two civilians and wounded 19, including seven policemen in Kirkuk.
A woman was injured
when Iraqi soldiers opened fire in central Kirkuk.
At least two
civilians were killed in the crossfire during clashes between gunmen and police
commandos in Samarra.
Police in Mosul killed
one gunman and arrested 19 others. Gunmen killed
two people in separate incidents. A policeman
was killed and two others were wounded while collecting a dumped
body. Mortars injured
six small children. A mortar attack against the Kurdistan Democratic Party
three people. A roadside bomb killed
a policeman and wounded two others. Also, two Yazidi vendors were kidnapped.
Four fuel tankers were hijacked
A gunman threw a grenade into a Hawija police
vehicle, seriously injuring
Near Fallujah, a car bomb targeting a local
tribal leader killed
four civilians and wounded ten, but the sheikh was not harmed. The victims
members of his household or bodyguards. A U.S. base came under attack, but no
casualties were reported.
two people and wounded four when they opened fire on pedestrians in Mada'en.
Basra, gunmen in police uniforms killed
a civilian, and kidnapped an artist in a separate incident. British bases
under attack, but no casualties were reported.
Shelling in Mahmudiyah
In Haswa, an Iraqi parliamentarian escaped
an assassination attempt but one
of his bodyguards was wounded.
Iraqi colonel and a border guard were killed in front of their homes in Jalawla.
security force killed
three suspects in Muqdadiyah.
In Balad Ruz, four
people were killed and five wounded during an attack by men wearing military
uniforms. Also, an unspecified numbers of people from the same family were killed
in a separate incident.
soldier was killed and four others were wounded in Kanaan during an
attack on an area for displaced residents.
Ten students were kidnapped in
of them was injured during a successful escape attempt.
a civilian and kidnapped a popular folk singer in separate events.
bases in Saqlawiya and Kut came under attack, but no
casualties were reported.
Also, a detainee at Camp Bucca died
of natural causes in the intensive care unit. The number of American contractors
who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan has topped 1000, according
to the U.S. Department of Labor. And, Human Rights Watch has accused
Kurdish security forces of violating the rights of up to 1200 detainees.
by Margaret Griffis