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July 31, 2007
Tuesday: 1 Marine, 34 Iraqis Killed; 29 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:59 p.m. EDT, July 31, 2007

At least 34 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 29 more were wounded on a very quiet Tuesday. A Marine was killed yesterday during combat operations in Anbar province. Also, a U.S. helicopter was forced to land when it came under fire in New Baghdad, but all the passengers were safely evacuated.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed an engineer who was repairing the Sarafiya Bridge. A roadside bomb wounded three in New Baghdad. Two civilians and three Iraqi soldiers were wounded in a morning roadside bombing in Mansour; an afternoon bombing left five more soldiers injured. Two Iraqi policemen were injured when a roadside bomb blew up on Palestine Street. In Zayouna, two separate roadside bombs left one civilian injured. In Bayaa, gunmen killed one policeman and injured two more. Four soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in al-Yarmouk. Also, 19 dumped bodies were found scattered throughout several neighborhoods.

Five bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Kut and Suwayra.

Iraqi forces arrested 36 suspects, while the U.S. detained nine others.

In Samarra, two policemen were killed and one wounded during a roadside bombing.

The head of the pharmacists syndicate in Basra was kidnapped; pharmacists in the city are on strike in protest.

Two men were killed in a drive-by in Iskandariya.

A teacher was shot dead in a Hawija marketplace.

Clashes in Kirkuk left one civilian injured. Eight people were wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a senior police official was detonated.

The body of an Iraqi translator was found a day after he was kidnapped in Karbala.

In Mosul, an Iraqi colonel was gunned down. The body of a taxi driver was found. Four people were wounded in a roadside bombing, while another person was wounded in a separate bombing.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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