Updated at 11:10 p.m EDT, July 25, 2007
Gunfire erupted again
today, but this time it was
caused by a win for the Iraqi national soccer team in the Asian Cup. The celebratory
mood was felt throughout the country even into Kurdish areas. However, at least
116 Iraqis were killed and 186 were wounded during violent activity. Six
Iranians were also wounded during an incident in Baghdad. Three American
servicemembers were reported killed in separate incidents.
of a Marine
said he was killed yesterday during a roadside bombing in Ramadi. In Diyala
province, a sailor
was killed in combat yesterday. And, a GI
died from non-hostile causes yesterday.
In Baghdad, despite
safety warnings from authorities, sports fans engaged
in celebratory gunfire--so did the suicide bombers. In Mansour, a suicide
at least 30 and wounded 75 other revelers. Another suicide car bomb killed
25 and wounded 60 others who were celebrating in Ghadeer. At least
five people were accidently
killed in other celebrations.
Also in the capital, six
Iranian pilgrims were injured at a fake checkpoint in the Doura neighborhood
where gunmen attacked them after the Iranians returned from Karbala. During combat
Iraqi soldier was killed and nine were wounded, but two
gunmen were also killed and 27 more suspects were detained. Two
policemen were injured when mortars fell on the al-Khadhraa. A car
bomb in Shaab killed
three people and wounded two more. Two
people were killed and 12 wounded during random shootings. Also, 18
unidentified bodies were found.
people were killed and 10 wounded in Sadr City during a clash involving
Shi’ite militiamen and combined U.S.-Iraqi forces.
bodies were found in Mosul yesterday.
Near Imam Ways
yesterday, an Iraqi
soldier was killed and two more were wounded during a roadside attack. A patrol
a kidnapping attempt on truck drivers heading to Jalawla.
a policeman and wounded another in Khalidiya.
a hefty ransom bought
the release of a local surgeon who had previously been reported killed.
At least 20 people were detained
by Iraqi security forces. Turkish forces also arrested
a dozen people who confessed to illegally crossing the border.
tribal chiefs in Diyala province signed
a peace agreement.
two people in Hawija.
bodies were found in Iskandariya.
In Saidiya, four
young men were kidnapped. Their disembodied
heads were found hours later.
bodies and three disembodied heads were found in Baquba.
killed two farmers
in Kirkuk. A clan leader's son was kidnapped.
Six Iraqis were
injured during soccer celebrations. Also, two
gunmen were wounded during clashes.
A roadside bomb east of Karbala
blasted the police chief's motorcade. He was unhurt, but three
bodyguards were killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis