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August 16, 2007
Thursday: 3 GIs, 64 Iraqis Killed; 40 Wounded

Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, Aug. 16, 2007

At least 64 Iraqis were killed and 40 more were wounded during the latest round of attacks. Also, three American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents pushing the number of Coalition military deaths to 4,000.

Two MND-B soldiers were killed and six wounded in combat north of Baghdad yesterday. An MNC-I soldier died of non-combat related causes today in Baghdad. Also, two U.S. servicemembers were wounded when gunmen began shooting from inside a mosque in Tarmiyah; U.S. forces then shot an air-to-ground missile into the mosque.

U.S. forces killed 13 suspects and detained 16 more during raids in several locations. During the last week, U.S. forces also killed six al-Qaeda suspects and detained 26 more in Balad alone. Joint Iraqi-U.S. forces killed eight gunmen in Khalis and arrested two in Baquba.

In Baghdad, 19 bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods. Ten people were killed and 20 others were wounded when a car bomb was detonated near al-Russafi Square. Five civilians were wounded during a roadside bomb attack that targeted a U.S. patrol in Zayouna; a policewoman was kidnapped in a separate incident. Near al-Zewraa Park in Mansour, a roadside bomb wounded three people. A police commando was killed and another one was injured in the Doura neighborhood. Two Iraqis were injured during an IED in Salhiyah. Also, a journalist working for al-Noor newspaper was shot and wounded on Palestine Street.

A senior policeman and his bodyguard were wounded during a roadside bombing Kirkuk. Four policemen were wounded in a separate roadside bombing.

A drive-by shooting in Diwaniya left Sheikh Nadhim al-Bdairi dead; he was a Fadhila party official.

Three policemen were injured during a mortar attack in Ameriya.

No casualties were reported as British targets came under light arms and RPG attacks in Basra. British installations come under fire almost every day.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were sent to Sinjar to restore security in the area two days after it suffered the largest coordinated bombing attack since the invasion of Iraq.

Near Hibhib, ten Iraqis were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint.

At least one child was killed in a roadside bombing in Baquba.

At a fake checkpoint near Khalis, five people were killed.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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