Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, Sept. 3, 2007
As U.S. President Bush
and top advisors sneaked
into Iraqi for meetings in Anbar province, 78 Iraqis were killed and another
45 were wounded in attacks. Two U.S. servicemembers were killed and three
were wounded in separate events. Meanwhile, the worry
now is that growing tensions between rival Shi’ite groups might further undermine
the security situation in Iraq.
U.S. servicemember was killed and three more were wounded during a roadside
bombing in Baghdad yesterday. The DOD reported that a soldier
was killed in a non-hostile incident on Aug. 29 in Taji.
15 unidentified bodies
were found scattered in several neighborhoods. A car bomb killed
two people and wounded three more in the al-Allawi neighborhood. A
tow-truck bomb in Zaafaraniyah killed
one and wounded five more. Roadside bombs in Bayaa and Baladiyat
targeted U.S. patrols, but no
casualties were reported. Four
residents were injured during a mortar attack in Abu Dsheer. In al-Qanat,
mortars wounded two
In Dujail, clashes broke out between suspected al-Qaeda
and local residents; one
militant was killed and four were wounded. In a separate incident, a roadside
bomb killed a
boy and wounded three brothers.
bomber near a Ramadi police checkpoint killed
two policemen and wounded 13 others, including seven civilians.
of separate roadside bombs wounded
four civilians and two policemen in Kirkuk. Another roadside bomb targeted
a police vehicle, but no
casualties were reported.
bodies were found in Mussayab.
In the Garma area, U.S.
32 al-Qaeda suspects and arrested 55 more during raids over the course of
the last three days.
Gunmen attacked an al-Saqlawiyah police station.
U.S. forced drove them back, killing
five gunmen, including one wearing a suicide vest.
Eleven people were
at a fake checkpoint near Khalis. Also, no casualties were reported in
the al-Salam neighborhood during mortar shelling.
Iraqi and Coalition
13 gunmen during an operation in al-Wishah.
a roadside bomb wounded one
policeman last night.
A roadside bomb injured
a truck driver and damaged his vehicle last night in Mosul. Also, a
working for al-Mosuliya TV was gunned down late Monday.
was shot and killed near al-Ouon village.
Near the Baiji
mayor's office, gunmen killed
one policeman and wounded a second.
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in Fallujah.
by Margaret Griffis