Updated at 11:50 p.m EDT, Aug. 26, 2007
At least 84 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 54 more were wounded in various attacks. Two
incidents involved U.S. helicopter forces killing civilians or Iraqi policemen.
Also, the DOD reported that two
American soldiers were killed in a Baghdad IED explosion on Thursday.
In Baghdad, 11
dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen killed
a female pilgrim and wounded six others, including children, as they were
passing through Doura on their way to Kerbala for a religious observance.
Three pilgrims were
injured in al-Mehdiyah, and three
policemen were wounded in al-Rashidiyah. No
casualties were reported when a mortar shell fell on Baghdad University.
Also, U.S. authorities have denied reports that one
person was killed and six were wounded when a U.S. patrol opened fire in Za'faraniyah
torture victims escaped their prison in Khan Bani Saad and sought refuge
with nearby Coalition forces. Attack helicopters then positively identified the
prison location and killed
three gunmen. The bodies
of eight torture victims were found inside.
civilians were killed and five more were wounded when U.S. forces bombed a
building in Samarra. A U.S. spokesmen said that troops were after gunmen
who had clashed with U.S. soldiers; 18
gunmen were killed.
At least four
policemen were killed and 11 wounded in a U.S. helicopter attack against a
Khanaqin police station.
gunmen were killed and three were arrested during a three-hour battle in Khalis.
In Numaniya, two
unidentified bodies were fished out of the al-Malih River.
bomb in Kirkuk killed
a female shepherd and part of her flock. A civilian
was injured during an controlled explosion. A car bomb injured
a policeman and a civilian. Also, a double explosion downtown caused no
In a Mosul suburb, fierce clashes left four
militants dead and eight civilians wounded. Two Saudi suicide bombers were
in separate incidents in the surrounding area; one was wounded as Iraqi security
forces detonated his truck. In Mithiq, another suicide
bomber was shot and killed.
was killed and two others were wounded when mortars fell in Mahmudiyah.
Near Muqdadiyah, nine people were kidnapped
at a fake checkpoint.
In Basra, the Mahdi Army took
over the police joint command center shortly after British Forces handed the
location over to police.
The Iraqi army reported killing
eight suspects and arresting 81 others in various locations. Coalition forces
11 and detained six as well.
Also, 29 people, mostly Yazidis, were
trying to enter Turkey illegally. The Yazidi sect was recently the target of the
largest single bombing since the invasion. The attack left over 500 dead and 1500
Compiled by Margaret Griffis