Updated at 11:30 p.m EDT, July 27, 2007
U.S. forces entered
Karbala where a major clash with the Mahdi Army ensued and dozens were killed
or wounded. Overall, at least 60 Iraqis were killed and 55 were wounded throughout
the country. Also, a Task
Force Lightning was killed when an explosion blasted his vehicle while
in Diyala province.
Clashes erupted after U.S. forces entered Karbala
to arrest several Mehdi Army members. Up
to 17 people were killed and 25 were wounded, including civilians. The governor’s
house was attacked, but no
casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, seven
bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods. Gunmen detained a man while
they filled his car with explosives before releasing him; the car blew up at a
Saidiya checkpoint, killing
the hostage and injuring two policemen. Also in Saidiya, gunmen stormed
the home of an engineer, killing
him and his wife. Four
civilians were injured during a mortar attack in Za'afaraniya. U.S.
forces bombed Husseiniya where they injured
A pair of mortars in Mahmudiya killed
a woman and wounded two others, including a child.
a rocket attack left two
people killed and one wounded. An Iraqi
soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting at a checkpoint. A roadside bomb
injured six people.
Also, two people
were wounded by a bomb at a petrol station.
people were wounded in Hawija when a bomb was detonated near a petrol
person was killed and six others were wounded during a bombing in central
bodies were found.
According to Turkish TV, four
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members were killed in an explosion at their
campsite in the Kandil Mountains.
Near Mada’en, militants
attacked a power station. No
casualties were reported, but the power was cut off to Mada’en and al-Wihda.
police commandos were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Samarra.
Afterwards, the police opened fire and killed
body was found in Ba'quba.
In Mosul, two
policemen were killed during a small arms attack. During a separate clash
between police and gunmen, two
civlians were killed and three were injured. Also, the bodies of five female
kidnap victims were discovered.
a man in Buhriz.
In Basra, gunmen killed
the head of the Iraqi lawyer's syndicate.
Compiled by Margaret