Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 8, 2007
Curfews and other security
measures remain in effect as pilgrims observe
the anniversary of the death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim; due to the curfew, Baghdad
newspapers are unable
to publish until after tomorrow’s observances are over. Overall, 121 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 87 more were wounded. Also, an American soldier
and an RAF servicemember were killed in separate incidents.
soldier was killed and four more were wounded during combat operations
in western Baghdad. British
servicemember died in Basra as a result of a small arms attack. A unspecified
number of British soldiers were injured, while at
least 10 gunmen were killed.
At least 40
people were killed during a pair of incidents in Sadr City. An overnight
raid by Iraqi and Coalition troops left 32 dead, most in an airstrike in the densely
populated suburb of Baghdad. Today, fighting between Coalition forces and the
Mahdi Army left another eight dead and 10
In Baghdad, only 11
dumped bodies were found. A U.S. airstrike killed
a Mahdi militiaman in the Amil neighborhood. Gunmen kidnapped three
pilgrims in the al-Wehda neighborhood, but one
victim was killed while attempting to escape. In the Doura area, gunmen
killed one pedestrian
and wounded two others; eight
people were wounded during a pair of mortar attacks. A little
girl was killed and two people were wounded during a mortar attack in Abu
Dsheer. Mortars in Bayaa killed
one person and wounded two. A woman
and her daughter were injured when gunmen tried to assassinate a ministry
official. An IED injured
three Iraqi soldiers in Mansour.
In Kirkuk, a policeman
was killed and six others were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted them.
A body bearing
gunshot and torture wounds was found. Gunmen killed
one person and wounded another. Four
policemen were injured and a civilian when a car bomb was detonated. Gunmen
the soccer club’s goalkeeper while he was on his way back from Baghdad. Also,
U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested
20 suspects. Yesterday,
Coalition forces killed
eight suspects near Tarmiyah and detained 29 others.
militant fighters were killed near the Syrian border in the Sinjar
area; a truck carrying explosives was confiscated, and other fighters were detained.
were killed and two
wounded during a mortar attack in Samarra.
assistant to the former mayor was wounded and his driver killed and a second
guard wounded during an attack in Najaf. Also, gunmen killed
a lawyer in a drive-by shooting and two
policemen in a separate incident.
At a Hawija petrol station,
a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded two others. A mortar attack left
one infant dead and wounded four members of the baby's family.
shooting in Mahaweel left one
Gunmen in Jurf al-Sakhar killed
In Dujail, gunmen killed
casualties were reported in an attack that left a bridge near Balad
Thirteen gunmen were arrested
north of Hilla.
bomber blew himself up in a Baquba barbershop, killing
5 people and wounding ten others. A policeman
was wounded. Also, gunmen stormed a home, killing
four familiy members and wounding four others; the family had recently returned
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint near the Iranian
border at Jwamir.
four policemen were killed and a colonel was kidnapped. Also, eight
civilians were killed and seven wounded during a mortar attack.
in Hibhib attacked and wounded
In the Khan Bani Saad area, two
civilians were wounded by mortar rounds while two
more were wounded during an attack by gunmen.
a policeman in Balad Ruz.
In Muqdadiya, gunmen attacked
a truck carrying health directorate salaries. They made off with $85,000 as well
as kidnapping an employee.
number of casualties were left in the wake of clashes that took place in Madaen.
civilians were wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Diwaniyah.
civilians were wounded in the crossfire of clashes between gunmen and security
Compiled by Margaret Griffis