Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, Aug. 15, 2007
A day after a coordinated
bomb attack in the Sinjar region, the casualty count continues to mount. The death
now stands at more than 500
dead and 375 wounded, making it the deadliest attack of the war. In the
latest attacks, at least 87 Iraqis were killed or found dead, and 44 more were wounded.
No foreign military deaths were reported.
Medical authorities announced
that a mass grave found in Khanaquin contained 33
bodies dressed in traditional Kurdish clothing. They believe the grave may
date from a 1991 Kurdish uprising.
A pair of car bombs in a Kirkuk
five people and wounded 30 others near the Zamzam bakery. Also, a roadside
bomb on the highway to Daquq killed
one person and wounded two others.
In Baghdad, 15
bodies were dumped in several locations throughout the city. Gunmen killed
three of the dreaded police commandos and wounded two more in the Doura
district. A sniper killed
two people on central Baghdad’s al-Kifah Street. One
person was killed and another wounded during gunfire targeting an American
convoy in Bab al-Sharji. In Zaafaraniyah, two
people were killed and two were wounded in an IED attack.
casualties were reported when mortars fell in Sadr City.
killed one person and
wounded three in Madaen.
Clashes between gunmen and Iraqi security
forces in Buhriz left seven
gunmen dead. At least one
resident was killed and 13 more wounded in the crossfire.
bomber killed five people and wounded 12 at a judge’s home in Hilla.
In Mosul, one
policeman was killed and 10 others were wounded when gunmen attacked a police
patrol. No casualties
were reported in mortar attacks on police stations.
of the joint Iraqi-U.S. coordination staff was killed when a gunman on a motorbike
opened fire in Najaf. Meanwhile, hundreds of Sadrists staged a peaceful
U.S. forces reported killing
11 suspects and detaining four others in various locations. Three
militants were killed and eight more detained in locations near Baquba.
In Fallujah, 35 detainees were cleared of all charges and released.
Also, a sniper killed
a policemen in a southern neighborhood.
Compiled by Margaret