Updated at 12:45 a.m. EDT, Mar. 24, 2008
With the loss of four
soldiers in Baghdad today, the U.S. death tally now stands at 4000 American
military deaths. At least 91 Iraqis were also killed and 152 more were
wounded during the latest round of violence. In Baghdad, rockets targeting
mostly the Green Zone left several casualties. Meanwhile, a series of attacks
on mostly police units left a significant number of dead and injured in Mosul.
Also, Iranian forces continue
their attacks on rebel locations in northern Iraq.
An IED killed
four American soldiers and injured a fifth in Baghdad last night, bringing
the number of military deaths to 4000. The tally includes
eight civilians who were working for the Department of Defense at the time of
In Baghdad, six
dumped bodies were found. Gunmen killed
seven people and wounded 16 others, including women and children, in Zaafaraniya.
A suicide bomber in Shula killed
six and wounded 10 at a petrol station. In Kamaliya, a rocket killed
five people and wounded eight more during an attack targeting the Green Zone.
A rocket in Sadr City killed
four more people. Two more
people were wounded by rocket fire in Karrada. In Bab al-Sheikh,
rocket fire killed one person
and wounded five others. A roadside bomb in Zayouna injured
three policemen. In Uqba bin Nafia Square, another roadside bomb injured
two civilians. Also, three mortar attacks in central Baghdad left
one dead and 14 wounded.
In Mosul, a suicide
bomber killed 15 Iraqi soldiers and wounded 45 others, including civilians,
during an attack in al-Haramat. Another suicide bomber, this one in al-Nour,
policeman dead and 10 others wounded. In al-Hadbaa, an IED wounded
seven civilians as well. Also, one dumped
body was found.
In Baquba, a U.S. air attack killed
15 members of the same family and wounded
two others. Separately, a police
lieutenant was killed and two policemen were wounded during an attack on a
checkpoint. Mortars killed
two civilans and injured one more. Also, a civilian
was gunned down yesterday.
U.S. forces killed
14 al-Qaeda suspects and injured five others in Balad Ruz, and killed
as many as five others in separate locations. Thirty suspects were also detained.
Near Samarra, a suicide car bomb hit the home of a tribal leader.
Five people were killed and 11
were wounded. The tribal leader survived but his brother was killed.
A roadside bomb killed four Iraqi
soldiers in Tuz Khormato.
In Kut, mortar fire injured
three civilians. A legislator's house came under attack, but no
casualties were reported.
Colonel Akram Awad al-Omairi, commander of a rapid reaction unit of Balad
an escort outside his home in Abu Saida.
A car bomb was confiscated
and two suspects were arrested
south of Karbala in al-Askari.
and infant were injured in Kanaan when mortars slammed into their home.
Yesterday in al-Muatasim, a suicide bomber drove into the home of
the mayor. Three policemen
were killed and two civilans were injured.
A roadside bomb near Basra
caused no casualties.
Also, authorities revealed
that over 23,000 Iraqis are held in detention centers. Another 240 Arabs from
foreign countries are also in detention. Meanwhile, a Mahdi Army leader was released
in Basra as seven new suspects were captured.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis