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July 26, 2007
Thursday: 5 GIs, 106 Iraqis Killed; 256 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:05 a.m EDT, July 27, 2007

At least 106 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 256 were wounded in violent attacks, which included incidents targeting soccer fans. Also, five new American servicemembers deaths were reported by the U.S. Military.

An American soldier was killed by small arms fire in southern Baghdad yesterday. Also two more Marines were killed during an operation in Diyala province on Tuesday; the family of a third Marine who was killed had already reported his death yesterday. Another GI died in Baghdad on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack. The DOD also reported that a soldier was killed by an IED in Baquba on Tuesday.

In Baghdad, a car bomb in the Karrada district killed 25 and wounded 115; gunfire was heard afterwards. An IED killed four civilians in Bayaa. In Jamiya, a combined car and roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded five more. Gunmen killed a manager from the Housing and Rebuilding Ministry while in the Karrada district. Two policemen were injured during an attack in Sleikh. Also, 20 dumped bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods.

Twenty-five people were killed and 85 others were wounded by an exploding car bomb next to a Kirkuk kabob shop. A policeman and a civilian were injured in separate bombings.

In Mosul, soccer celebrations were interrupted by a mortar attack that killed one fan and wounded nine others. Also, a 10,000-seat soccer stadium was bombed and partly demolished during a separate attack.

Two persons were killed and 18 more were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a bus in Fallujah.

Three people were killed at a police checkpoint near the Syrian border at Yarubiya.

A roadside bomb on a highway between Hilla and Diwaniya killed five policemen and wounded two others.

In the small town of Tal Abta, which is near Mosul, six people were killed and 13 were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a police station.

During a raid in Tikrit, five security troops and two gunmen were killed. Another officer was wounded.

Two bodies that were blindfolded, cuffed and riddled with bullets were found in Latifiya.

Also, the Turkish military bombed locations in north Iraq, but no casualties were reported.

In Najaf, an aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Three soldiers were wounded yesterday near Ba'aj.

Gunmen stormed a home in Mada'en, killing two people and wounding two others, all from the same family.

 

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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