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August 7, 2007
Tuesday: 3 GIs, 1 Briton, 63 Iraqis Killed; 50 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:45 p.m EDT, Aug. 7, 2007

At least 63 Iraqis were killed and 50 were injured during the latest attacks. Baghdad is under a vehicle curfew designed to protect Shi’ite pilgrims. Also, military authorities reported the deaths of three American servicemembers, while the British military said that one British soldier was killed.

Today, a Marine was killed during combat operations in Anbar province. An MP was killed on Saturday during an IED attack in Baghdad. Another soldier was killed when a rocket propelled grenade struck him in Baghdad. Also, a British soldier was killed during a small arms attack in Basra.

In Baghdad, a curfew is in effect to protect Shi’ite pilgrims. Four people were killed and six wounded during a mortar attack in the Kamaliya neighborhood. The Iraqi army killed one suspect and arrested 93 others. A mortar attack in Jaza'ir injured three people. In Saidiya, gunmen killed a bodyguard who worked for a member of parliament. Also, 16 unidentified bodies were found dumped in various neighborhoods.

A joint U.S.-Iraqi raid near Baquba left five gunmen dead and 10 others were detained. In town, an Iraqi photographer who works for the AP was kidnapped.

U.S. forces in Mussayab detained six suspects including one they believe is a Mahdi Army leader.

In Hilla, three policemen were wounded during an IED explosion.

Five gunmen were killed and two wounded during clashes with British troops in Basra. British forces killed one gunman during a raid. Also, as militant groups in the city battle each other for domination, a senior U.S. official said, "the British have basically been defeated in the south."

In Diyala province, the Iraqi army arrested 36 suspects including an al-Qaeda leader.

In Kut, a reporter working for al-Sabah newspaper was released on the outskirts of town after he was kidnapped. Also, five bodies were found.

Also, Turkish Commandos have entered northern Iraq in an effort coordinated with the Kurdistan government.

The body of a taxi driver was found in Kirkuk. Three policemen were wounded during a firefight with Western contractors.

On the Kirkuk-Hawija road near Daqquq, a woman was killed and a child injured in their vehicle.

Seven bodies were brought in to the morgue in Mosul. Twelve Iraqi soldiers were injured during an attack on an army base.

In Khalis, five guards were kidnapped from a mosque.

A suicide car bomber killed a soldier and injured three others at an Arab Shoka village checkpoint.

Gunmen opened fire on al-Hded village, injuring one civilian. A body was also found in this Diyala province village.

In Muqdadiya, a child was killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire in the Baloor neighborhood.

The bodies of two women were brought in to the Diyala morgue from Gatoon.

Gunmen killed two people near a Kanaan marketplace.

North of Baquba in the al-Abbara area, the district director survived an assassination attempt that left three guards injured.

In Samarra, three women and two children were killed when mortars struck the area. Two more children were also wounded.

Gunmen killed two pedestrians and injured six others during random shooting in Mahmudiya.

Yesterday in Braima, three policemen were wounded during a clash with gunmen at a checkpoint.

Gunmen blew up the Dali Abbas home of a Sunni tribal leader, but no casualties were reported.

A former police commissioner was killed in Husseiniyah.

In Wahda, gunmen kidnapped four people who had been giving out water to pilgrims on their way to Baghdad.

Three policemen were wounded in Nasariyah during clashes with gunmen. Two roadside bombs were detonated but caused no casualties.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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