Updated at 11:38 p.m. EDT, April 15, 2008
The country was rocked
by several car bombs as clashes resumed in Sadr City. At least 125 Iraqis were
killed and 166 were wounded in the elevated violence. Also, two
Marines were killed during combat operations in Anbar Province.
as many as 53 were killed and
at least 70 more were wounded during a car bombing near the courthouse.
A suicide bomber killed 13 people
and injured 20 more outside a kebab restaurant in Ramadi. Five
policemen were killed and four more were wounded during a bombing at a checkpoint
in the Hamidhiya area.
Overnight clashes in Sadr City left
as many as 16 dead and 26 wounded.
U.S. forces reportedly killing 10 suspects, while police and hospital authorities
reported the other casualties.
killed a bodyguard and wounded an aide to Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali
al-Sistani during an assassination attempt in Basra. A civilian
was killed and two more were wounded during an armed attack. Also, a Coalition
air strike left four
suspects dead and one more injured.
In Mosul, a double car
three people and wounded at least 16 people. A stray bullet killed
a schoolgirl inside her classroom. A roadside bomb wounded
four policemen. Two Iraqi
soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing. Also, gunmen killed
a female lawyer and her sister. In a separate incident, three
women and a man were killed after gunmen stormed their apartment. Another
was killed during an armed attack and a U.S.
soldier was wounded during a roadside bombing.
people were killed and two were wounded during an armed attack on a village
near Karbala. Women were among the dead, and 150 people were forced to
flee. Fourteen homes were destroyed.
In Baghdad, a car bomb targeting
a police patrol killed four
people and wounded 15 in a central neighborhood. Two
civilians were killed and two more were wounded in Karrada. Mortars
injured two people
in Dolai. Mortars struck
the Green Zone. Also, three
bodies were found.
Clashes took place near Khanaqin after border
guards discovered smugglers
using mules to bring bombs across the border from Iran. A cache of weapons was
of two al-Qaeda suspects were found in Balad Ruz.
people were wounded during a bombin in Tuz.
attacked by gunmen believed to be from the Mahdi army. Five
people were killed and six kidnapped.
U.S. forces detained
18 suspects in northern and central Iraq. In al-Yayji, 21 suspects
Five more were detained
in al-Maarid and al-Wassiti. A raid in al-Katoun netted
an al-Qaeda leader. Ten suspects were detained
around Baquba. In Diwaniya, 25 suspects were arrested.
Twelve were detained
A U.S. Humvee was destroyed
in Diwaniya, but there is no word on casualties.
by Margaret Griffis