Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, July 15, 2007
During violence that
targeted mostly civilians, 78 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 64 more
were wounded. Two Americans servicemembers were killed in separate
incidents. An IED killed
two Australian contractors as well as injuring another Australian and a Filipino.
Also, a U.S. F-16 crashed
upon take-off at Balad, but the pilot ejected safely.
Force Lightning soldier was killed today in Ninewah province during security
operations. Yesterday, 13th
Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) soldier died after an IED blasted
his vehicle in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, a car bomb in Hussein Square
killed 10 and wounded
25 others. In Bayaa, an attack on a checkpoint left three
dead, including a policeman, and several wounded. In nearby, il-Ilam a policeman
was gunned down. In Adil, one
civilian was killed and another wounded during an armed attack. Another two
people were wounded in a attack in Saidiya. No
one was injured when Sunni politician Adnan al-Dulaimi's convoy was blasted
by a roadside bomb. Eight
bodies bearing the usual gunshot and torture marks were found in the Washash
area, while 14
others, including two women, were found scattered elsehwere in the capital.
Also, robbers attacked
a money courier downtown.
An attack on a troop of border guards in
Banjwin left seven
Kurdistani guards and one civilian dead, after an hour of intense fighting.
guards were wounded. Kurdistan is normally peaceful in comparison to the rest
A roadside bomb in Mosul left one
policeman dead and another injured. Eleven al-Qaeda suspects were arrested.
Also, four bodies
the wife and eight-year-old son of the mayor of Aziziya.
Tal Afar, two
people were killed and three wounded when they were blasted by an IED. An
was killed and another wounded during an ambush attack.
bomb near Baiji killed
an oil truck driver.
officer from the Saddam days was killed in a drive-by shooting that occurred
in front of his Fallujah home. One
policeman was killed and another wounded in a separate attack.
and Coalition forces detained
59 suspects in various locations. Meanwhile 24 Iranian detainees escaped
near the Iranian border near Badra.
British targets in Basra
came under the usual attacks, but no
casualties were reported.
A lawmaker’s convoy was attacked in Ninewah,
one was injured.
In Baquba, a Diyar TV reporter and an AP photographer
An IED injured five
policemen. Also, two
bodies were brought in to the morgue.
policemen were killed and eight more were injured during an IED attack north
policemen were killed in Nasariyah.
In Mahmudiya, two
civilians were injured in an IED explosion.
A roadside bomb targeting
police commandos in Jisr Diyala killed
a civilian and wounded two others instead.
In Khalis, eight
civilians were were injured during mortar fire.
North of Khanqeen,
two shepherds were killed
and one was injured during an IED explosion.
PUK party headquarters
were attacked in Kirkuk, a Peshmerga
fighter was killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis