Updated at 12:05 a.m. EDT, July 22, 2007
At least 103 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 91 more were wounded in the latest violence.
A number of the dead were suspected militants who were killed in security operations
in Baghdad and Diyala provinces. Also, a Task
Force Lightning soldier died from injuries received in Diyala province
during an explosion near his vehicle, and a British
soldier was killed during indirect fire in Basra.
17 dumped bodies
were found scattered about town. Five
were killed and 12 wounded when a bomb on a minibus in Baladiyat was
detonated. A mortar attack left
two dead and five wounded in an eastern neighborhood. In the south, a police
captain was killed yesterday. One
civilian was killed and three were wounded when gunmen open fired on them
in a southern neighborhood. Nearby, a roadside bomb wounded
four civilians when it blasted an ambulance. Mortars fired upon Shi'ite neighborhoods
killed four and
wounded 14 more. Also, U.S. and Iraqi troops raided
a mosque where they detained 18 suspects.
Baghdad residents were also killed and about 50 more were wounded during the
celebratory gunfire that followed the Iraqi national soccer team's quaterfinal
win over Vietnam in the Asian Cup. These casualties were not added to the tally.
During a U.S. helicopter strike near Husseiniyah, six gunmen were
killed and five were wounded. However, Iraqi police and witnesses reported that
the airstrike instead killed
18 civilians and wounded 21 more.
people were killed and seven wounded when a car bomb was detonated in Mahmudiya.
Yesterday, mortars killed
one person and wounded five others.
A roadside bomb wounded
two policemen in Kirkuk.
The Iraqi army killed
five suspects and detained 46 others during a security operation near the
Iranian border in Diyala province. During a mission near al-Tahrir, 13
gunmen were killed and 16 arrested.
Iraqi police killed
four gunmen during a car chase in western Anbar province.
shot and killed and a policeman
was gunned down in separate incidents in Hawija.
the body of a
policeman who had been kidnapped was recovered.
A booby-trapped body
in al-Rashad killed
two policemen and wounded two others.
A U.S airstrike targeted a vehicle
in Mussayab, but no
casualties were reported. Also a body
was found in the Euphrates River.
In Najaf, a senior official at
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's office was found assassinated
in his office.
was found in al-Qarya al-Asriya.
In Mosul, 11
dumped bodies were found. Gunmen killed
a policeman at a cafe where the Asian Cup finals were being shown. Also, six
policemen were killed and two wounded during a roadside bomb explosion.
al-Sumoud, gunmen attacked the village and kidnapped citizens. Iraqi security
forces responded by killing
four of the attackers and arresting one. Four families were freed.
falling in Buhriz injured
eight people, including two children.