Updated at 9:40 p.m. EDT, April 6, 2008
At least five American
soldiers were killed and another 31 were wounded in three separate attacks
in Iraq today. Iraqis did not fare any better, with 81 Iraqis killed and 126
more wounded as well. Clashes in Baghdad were the cause of mose of the casualties.
Also, 42 college students were kidnapped then released near Mosul.
U.S. soldiers were killed and 17 more were wounded during a rocket or
mortar attack on the Green Zone in Baghdad. In the southeastern neighborhood
of Rustimiyah, another attack left one
GI dead and 14 more injured. One
American soldier was killed today during a roadside bombing in Diyala
province. Also, one
American soldier died from a non-combat incident.
gunmen, U.S. forces, and Iraqi security in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City
left 25 dead and 98 wounded.
A helicopter strike caused
nine more deaths. The U.S. army had been staging operations near Sadr City
in hopes of reducing rocket and mortar attacks on the international Green
Zone. These attacks escalated after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki implemented
a crackdown on the Mahdi Army ahead of elections. In a separate event, mortars
injured two policemen.
Iraqi soldiers were injured in an roadside bomb attack in Zayouna.
Mortars killed one civilian
and wounded four others on Palestine Street; another shell injured
two more. In Karradat Mariam, a shell injured
five people. Mortars hit
several more locations without creating casualties. Five
dumped bodies were discovered.
Near Mosul, 42 kidnapped college
students were released after
gunmen determined they were not part of a security force. Their bus had been stopped
at a fake checkpoint on a highway leading to Baghdad. A second bus sped away from
the fake checkpoint. Gunmen fired at it, wounding
A mass grave near Muqdadiyah has now produced
Al-Qaeda suspects killed
seven members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) in Samarra.
person was killed and four others were wounded during a roadside bombing.
A female body bearing
gunshot wounds was found near Kirkuk. Two bombs left no
Seven linemen were kidnapped
as they were repairing powerlines in Yathrib.
gunmen set a Sadrist office on fire, but no
casualties were reported.
The Iraqi army killed
17 suspects and detained 51 others across Iraq.
Four al-Qaeda suspects
in Bani Saad.
A person was kidnapped
A roadside bomb blasted
at truck in Baiji.
In Tikrit, seven
people were wounded by a roadside bomb.
Compiled by Margaret