Updated at 10:00 p.m. EDT, April 5, 2008
At least 37 Iraqis
were killed and another 33 were wounded during the latest attacks. No Coalition
troops were reported killed, but U.S. troops in Baghdad are
continuing their campaign to end Green Zone rocket attacks, which escalated
after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered a "security crackdown" in Basra.
In Baghdad, seven
dumped bodies were recovered. An Iraqi priest belonging to the Syrian Orthodox
Church was gunned
down in the Karrada district. On the Mohammed al-Qasim
Highway, a police brigadier
general was killed. Three
people were killed and 16 others were wounded when their bus drove over a
roadside bomb on Palestine Street. Two
people were injured during a mortar attack in Rustamiyah. In Qahira,
two people were injured
when a car attached to the car was detonated. Mortars in Jurf al-Naddaf
left one dead and seven
Meanwhile, U.S. troops are "pushing"
rocket launch sites near Sadr City further away from the Green Zone.
These operations became necessary after the prime minister launched a security
operation that backfired.
headless bodies of four oil security guards were found in Khaneqeen.
Four policemen were gunned down and a civilian was wounded.
in Mahmudiya killed a
of a police commando was found near Hilla.
U.S. forces killed
two suspects west of Samarra.
of an engineer was found in Kut.
In Mosul, gunmen attacked
a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). They were repelled by the guards, but one
gunman was captured. MNF forces killed a suspect. Also, three
dumped bodies were found.
Near Khalis, five
gunmen were killed during clashes with security forces.
policemen and an officer were injured during an IED explosion at the Kirkuk
In Hamza al-Gharbi, gunmen tried to kill the police
chief. Instead one
gunman was killed and one policeman was injured.
bodies were found in Iskandariya.
A purported al-Qaeda hideout
on an island in the Tigris River.
The MNF base at Diwaniya
came under Katyusha rocket attack, but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis