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August 30, 2007
Thursday: 2 GIs, 30 Iraqis Killed; 26 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, Aug. 31, 2007

During a day of light violence, 30 Iraqis were killed and 26 more wounded. Two U.S. servicemembers were killed and one was wounded in separate events. An unspecified number of people were also wounded during an attack at a Baghdad power plant. Also, Iraqi newspapers are returning to their normal publication schedule in the wake of the Kerbala riots.

In western Baghdad today, an MND-B soldier was killed and another wounded during combat operations. Also, a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed by an explosion in Diyala province yesterday.

In Baghdad, only five dumped bodies were recovered today. Three policemen were injured in a roadside bombing downtown. In Sheikh Omar, another roadside bomb exploded, injuring four civilians. No casualties were reported as a roadside bomb blasted a U.S. patrol. A roadside bomb in Bab al-Muatham killed one person and wounded two more. Four policemen were injured as they were dismantling a bomb set on a bridge. Also, an unspecified number of civilians were injured during an armed attack at the Doura power station; electricity was knocked out as a result.

During a drive-by shooting in Najaf last night, an energy official was killed near his home. Also, police repulsed an attack on a station.

A roadside bomb in Mosul blasted a motorcade carrying the governor of Ninewah and his assistant but no casualties were reported. Mortars targeting the Ninewah governor’s office wounded three civilians on the street instead. Yesterday, a policemen was wounded while chasing a suicide bomber.

In Kirkuk, two gunmen were killed when the Katyusha rocket they were attempting to launch exploded. The police chief's motorcade was blasted by two roadside bombs, which wounded two members of his security detail.

Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 16 gunmen and arrested 11 suspects in Baquba. Three bodies were found yesterday.

U.S. forces killed two suspects and arrested two more, including suspected leaders, in northern and central Iraq.

Iraqi forces arrested 72 gunmen following clashes in Kerbala.

Two Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC) offices were burned in al-Hashimiya, but no casualties were reported.

Last night, a woman and child were wounded during a Katyusha rocket attack in Tal Afar.

Four Iraqi soldiers were wounded during clashes in Abu Saida.

In Manadhira, a woman was wounded in a roadside bomb attack.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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