Updated at 11:38 a.m. EDT, Mar. 12, 2008
At least 80 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and another 123 were wounded in the latest reports.
Also, a bombing in Mahmudiya left an unknown number of casualties. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Twenty of the victims were found badly decomposed in a mass
grave near Samarra.
A roadside bomb, possibly targeting a U.S. vehicle,
killed 18 Iraqi civilians and
wounded 13 more in Nasariya. The victims were traveling by bus from
Najaf to Basra after attending a funeral.
grave containing 20 bodies, belonging to men, women, and children was found
near Samarra. The grave was old, but no estimate of its age was given.
Clashes between possible Mahdi Army supporters and combined Iraqi-U.S.
forces in Kut left 14
Iraqis dead and 47 wounded. Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr extended a unilateral
cease-fire treaty recently, but also said that members of his Mahdi Army could
protect themselves from attacks. It is possible that these members were
from a splinter group or even unrelated to the Mahdi Army.
five suspects during a U.S. air raid south of Tikrit near al-Dawr;
however, police said that
three of the victims were civilians.
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were found. A bomb exploded at a neighborhood council meeting,
killing one member and wounding
eight others. A roadside bomb in Mansour injured
an Iraqi soldier. In Tobchi, gunmen attacked a juvenile prison where
they injured three policemen
and three prisoners, but were able to free five detainees. Also, no
casualties were reported during a bombing near the airport.
attacked a Mithaq area checkpoint in Mosul. Four
of them were killed along with four
policemen and a civilian; at least one
other civilian was injured. A university professor escaped
an assassination attempt unharmed; this is the third attack on him. Also, U.S.
forces killed a gunman
and injured a second one, who were planting a roadside bomb.
people were killed and 30 more were injured during a car bombing at an Awakening
Council Sahwa checkpoint in Duluiya.
car bomber killed two Sahwa members and injured three more during an attack
on a checkpoint in a northern section of Fallujah.
A roadside bomb
near a Karbala hospital injured
four policemen and a child.
In Kirkuk, three
Sahwa members were injured during a roadside bombing. A separate roadside
bomb explosion injured two policemen
on patrol. A policeman was
injured during an IED explosion downtown. A policeman
was injured last night during an IED explosion on a highway heading towards
Riyadh. Also, west of the city, a Sahwa
member was injured in a roadside bomb blast.
A car bomb in Mahmudiya
left an unknown
number of casualties.
In Diwaniya, 57 convicted prisoners were
under a general amnesty program.
Eight wanted suspects were captured
in Arbil. U.S. forces arrested
another suspect in Mahaweel.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis