Updated at 11:40 p.m. EDT, April 17, 2008
At least 144 Iraqis
were killed and another 122 were wounded during the latest attacks, which
included a significant suicide bombing in a small village. A large mass grave
was found in Baghdad as well. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, a
border clash left several Turkish soldiers killed or injured.
Near Tuz Khormato
in the village of al-Bu Mohammed, at least 50
people were killed and 55 more were wounded when a suicide
bomber blew up his explosives at a funeral for two
Awakening Council (Sahwa) members killed a day earlier. The older bomber was
dressed in traditional garb and allowed to enter the funeral freely.
unmanned U.S. drone plane killed
two men carrying AK-47s in Sadr City. U.S. forces killed
at least three other suspects during clashes. Meanwhile, hospital officials
reported receiving nine bodies
and treating 36 wounded after air strikes. Also, three
Iraqi soldiers were killed when a gunman lobbed a grenade at their position.
And, the U.S. is erecting
a security wall across part of the city.
In Baghdad, security forces
in al-Askari were tipped off to a mass grave containing 51
bodies. A roadside bomb killed
two policemen and wounded ten more near a bridge in Zaafaraniyah. In
Doura, a local
council member was killed and his son was injured during an armed attack.
Five Sahwa members were
killed along with a civilian and two children were injured during a roadside
bombing near a checkpoint in Adhamiyah. Two
civilians were wounded during a bombing on Sina Street. In Zayouna,
three civilians were wounded
during a drive-by shooting. A civilian
was injured when a katyusha rocket fell in central Baghdad. A katyusha
rocket fell in the Green Zone as well, but no
casualties were reported. Roadside bombs blasted U.S. patrols in Abu Dsheer
and Bayaa, but no
casualties were as yet reported. Four
Iraqi servicemen were wounded during operations in which a suspect
was killed. Also, four
dumped bodies were recovered.
In Mosul, an Iraqi
soldier was killed during clashes. Gunmen hurled a grenade at a police patrol;
three people were wounded.
A female body was found
yesterday, and three
more today. Two
policemen were killed during a drive-by shooting.
suspects were killed during a raid in Tal Afar.
four Coalition soldiers and one
Iraqi soldier were wounded during a raid.
Gunmen in Basra, tried
to kill former police chief Brigadier-General Mohamed Kadhim al-Ali. One
bodyguard was killed and two more were wounded. In a separate incident, gunmen
shot and wounded a police
commando. Two policemen
were killed in a drive-by shooting.
Also, one Turkish soldier was
killed and seven more were wounded during clashes
with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels on the Turkish side of the border.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis