Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, July 17, 2007
A major multiple bombing
took place in Kirkuk where hundreds were killed or injured. Overall, at least
158 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 265 were wounded in the latest violence.
Also, an MNC-I
soldier died from non-battle-related causes in Diwaniyah, while another
died of non-battled-related causes in Baghdad. And, the U.S. launched
a new military operation south of the capital.
In Kirkuk, a suicide
truck bombing left at
least 85 people dead and 180 injured near the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
people were wounded in a simultaneous car bomb at a shopping area. A third
bomb killed a
police officer and wounded four policemen in southern Kirkuk, while a fourth
bomb was defused. Also, a policeman
was shot dead.
In Baghdad, four
policemen and a civilian were killed and 20 others were wounded during a suicide
bombing near a checkpoint in al-Harthiya. In the Zayouna neighborhood,
two young sisters
were killed and five
others family members were wounded after one was taken hostage and forced
to load the vehicle with explosives. A sniper killed
a streetsweeper and wounded three others in Bab al-Muadham. A pair
of mortar rounds wounded
two people in the Karrada district, while a nearby car bomb killed
one person and wounded three more. A roadside bomb killed
five Iraqi soldiers and injured another in a Bab al-Sham. Mortars in
Abu Dsheer killed
two and wounded six people. Four
were killed and eight were wounded during a mortar attack in Husseiniyah.
A U.S. helicopter fired upon and killed a man in the Sheikh Omar neighborhood.
Also, 25 bodies
were found dumped around the city.
An Iraqi army humvee hit and killed
a guard working for Sunni politician Adnan al-Dulaimi. Another
guard was injured. Shots were fired during the incident which came a day after
a roadside bomb blasted al-Dulaimi's car. Also, gunmen failed
to storm the Palestine Meridien Hotel.
bodies were found in Samarra. They were shot in the head.
bodies, bearing gunshot wounds to the head, were found in Yusufiya.
During an attack in Fallujah, two
policemen and a gunman were killed, while another policeman
Also, 16 people were arrested
trying to cross illegally into Turkey.
An explosion in Hawija wounded
a policeman. A second
policeman was also wounded.
people were injured during overnight mortar fire in Khalis.
Kirkuk and Arbil, U.S. troops fired upon an approaching car and injured
a judge within it.
several homes in Garma, hoping to reduce the number of people volunteering
to be policemen.
Police in Basra found three
dead bodies. Also, a handcuffed man was found
wandering the desert. Also, a policeman
U.S. forces killed
In Altun Kupri, gunmen killed
bodies were found in Mosul. Also, four
policemen and five civilians were wounded in separate incidents.
women were wounded in Muqdadiyah when their minibus was attacked.
broke out in Jurf al-Sakhar where three
gunmen were wounded.
In Hilla, a gunman threw a grenade at a
crowd of people and wounded
several of them.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis