Updated at 11:50 a.m. EST, Mar. 7, 2008
At least 97 Iraqis
were killed and 148 more were injured in the latest attacks, which included
a major double bombing in central Baghdad. Meanwhile, 2000 American soldiers are
scheduled to return home
as part of a drawdown in troops. Also, the Interior Ministry is researching
how to allow Iraqi journalists to carry weapons for self-protection.
Baghdad, 68 people were
killed and 120 were wounded when a pair of bombs exploded in Karada.
Elsewhere, a roadside bomb killed
one and wounded five in Waziriya. In Adhamiya, three
civilians were wounded during a bomb blast. Also, two
dumped bodies were found.
An Iraqi SWAT team conducted a raid that
left nine gunmen dead and two
injured near Tal Afar. Three
team-members were also killed and three more were wounded. Three
civilians were wounded as well.
Iraqi soldiers were gunned down in Amara.
A roadside bomb killed
two women in Iskandariya.
Iraqi soldiers were injured during an attack near Kirkuk.
bomb on a minibus in Hilla injured
off-duty prison guards were gunned down in Mosul. Also, a car bomb
wounded four people.
In Khanaqeen, a roadside bomb killed
a police officer and wounded four policemen.
body was found in Basra, and a border
guard was gunned down.
of a Peshmerga fighter who was kidnapped several days ago was found on a river
U.S. soldiers killed
an al-Qaeda suspect and arrested 11 others across northern and central Iraq.
In a separate incident, U.S. troops killed
a man who drew a gun on them and tried to detonate a suicide vest. Also, a
"torture house" was discovered.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis