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August 20, 2007
Monday: 1 GI, 60 Iraqis Killed; 67 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:10 a.m EDT, Aug. 21, 2007

At least 60 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 67 more were wounded during many incidents across Iraq. The governor of the southern Muthanna province is among today’s dead. Also, an MNC-I soldier died of non-combat causes yesterday in Baghdad.

The governor of Muthanna province and three others were killed during a roadside bombing in al-Rumeitha. Two guards were also injured. Only nine days ago, the governor of neighboring Qadisiyah province was assassinated. Both governors were part of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, who battle against the Mahdi Army for control of southern Iraq; however, the al-Sadr movement has denied any involvement.

In Baghdad, 12 dumped bodies were discovered. Two roadside bombs left five people injured in the Zaafaraniya district. A motorcycle bomb killed three and wounded 11 in al-Rasafi Square. Mortars fell in Adhamiya but no casualties were reported. Also, the undersecretary of the ministry of science and technology was kidnapped.

Five people were killed and 20 wounded during a car bombing in Sadr City.

U.S. helicopters bombed al-Bu Abdi village near Baquba. Ten people were killed and 12 more were wounded.

Two dead policemen were found in Mosul; they both bore gunshot wounds to the head. A roadside bomb wounded two policemen in central Mosul. U.S. helicopters bombed a pair of locations in eastern neighborhoods. Also, mortars wounded two civilians.

Gunmen killed two policemen, who were also brothers, during a drive-by shooting in Baiji. Five truck drivers were kidnapped off a highway between Baiji and Tikrit.

A roadside bomb in Tuz Khormato killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded a second.

In Hawija, gunmen killed a government employee.

At least five Iraqi soldiers were killed in Taji when a roadside bomb blasted their armored vehicle.

Two civilians were wounded during clashes in Iskandariya.

A body was found floating in the Euphrates River near al-Hamza al-Gharbi.

Clashes took place in al-Jaraishy, but no casualties were reported.

In Kirkuk, 57 suspects were arrested. A roadside bomb killed one one Iraqi soldier and wounded two more.

Five bombs were defused in Sinjar.

Mortar fire in al-Hesewat killed two people and wounded eight others, including a woman and a child.

According to eyewitnesses, an impromtu court on the side of a road in Tarmiyah found a man guilty of treason and promptly executed him.

U.S forces reported killing eight gunmen and capturing a cell leader in Qasirin. Three other suspects were killed in undisclosed locations. In Najaf, U.S. forces surrounded the Shahid al-Mihrab Foundation while detaining its guard in temporary custody.

British bases in Basra all came under their usual attack, and British forces arrested several during raids, but no casualties were reported.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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