Updated at 12:15 a.m. EST, March 4, 2008
Several bombings and
other violence left 102 Iraqis killed and 120 wounded. The figures include
new casualties from a previous reported bombing in Samarra. Among today's dead
and injured are a woman and children, who were accidentally targeted by British
troops in Basra. Also, Iraqi army troops beat
journalists covering a bombing in Baghdad. No Coalition deaths were reported.
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were found. A suicide
bomber killed as many as 22 people and wounded another 43 at a checkpoint
manned by police and Awakening Council members in the Bab al-Muadham district.
In Ghadeer, another suicide
bomber killed four and wounded 10 others at an Iraqi army checkpoint; at least
journalists were beaten by Iraqi army personnel as they were trying to cover
the incident.. Three
people were killed in Waziriya when an IED blew up there. A bombing
near the al-Shurta tunnel left three
Iraqi soldiers wounded. A gunmen
was killed and 15 others were arrested during security operations; three
soldiers were killed and three more were injured as well. A roadside bomb
in Zayouna only caused
damages to a Colonel's vehicle. Also, a key Sadrist leader and health ministry
undersecretary was released
for lack of evidence against after spending a year behind bars.
bomb killed seven people and
injured nine in al-Huweish, western Samarra. Women and children
were among the casualties. The number of casualties from yesterday's bombing rose
by four dead and 21 injured.
Also, a mass grave containing as
many as 18 bodies, possibly belonging to Iraqi security personnel.
As many as four people were killed
and four others were wounded in the Hussein neighborhood when the British
troops fired artillery in defense of their base in Basra. One of the dead
was a woman and several of
the casualties were children.
Gunmen killed a senior police
officer from Nasariya and
three companions in central Basra.
A suicide car bomber in Shurqat
killed two policemen and wounded
people were wounded during a Katyusha rocket attack in Saidiya.
In Buhriz, a roadside bomb wounded
was gunned down in Numaniya.
U.S. forces killed
five suspects and detained nine more during operations in northern and
Iraqi security forces killed
10 and arrested 12 others during raids in Diyala province.
Seven suspects were arrested
In Amara, nine suspects were detained.
Three suspects were arrested
A gunman was arrested
In Anbar province, 25 detainees were released.
A large weapons cache was discovered
in Samawa. More weapons were found
In Mosul, two
civilians were wounded during an armed attack in the Senaat Wadi Ekab
district. A suicide bomber injured
a civilian at a checkpoint in al-Thawra. A car bomb targeting a U.S.
to injure anyone. Also, gunmen blew up exploses at a car lot, but no
casualties were reported.
Gunmen in Kirkuk wounded
an Awakening Council (Sahwa) member and two women.
bodies were found in Mahmudiya. They belonged to members of a wedding
party who disappeared in 2005.
Iraqi soldier was killed during a mortar attack in Suleiman Pek.
by Margaret Griffis