Updated at 7:30 p.m. EDT Apr. 21, 2008
At least 41 Iraqis were
killed and 112 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Much of the violence
involved continued fighting in Sadr City. Two
American soldiers were killed.
An IED in Salah ad Din province
killed two American soldiers today. Two
other American soldiers were wounded along with two Sons of Iraq members and a
civilian interpreter. Meanwhile, a U.S. patrol was blasted
by an IED, but casualties are as yet unreported.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were found. An IED targeting a U.S. patrol in Kadhimiya
left one Iraqi killed and three
more wounded instead. U.S. forces killed
three suspects who launched an RPG attack at them in New Baghdad. In
a separate incident, a roadside bomb killed
three policemen and wounded four others, while another bomb injured
two civilians, also in New Baghdad. Three
council-members, one a female, were injured in separate incidents when bombs
were attached to their cars. Two roadside bombs in Mansour left no
Clashes in Zayouna left eight
wounded, while a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded five others. Mortars in the Green Zone left
no casualties. Missiles
struck the Supreme Council and Salhiyah compounds, but no casualties were reported.
In Mashtal, mortars injured
two people, while clashes injured
five others. Also, seven
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a security operation that freed a hostage.
In Sadr City, U.S. drones killed
four people using Hellfire missiles yesterday. Meanwhile, U.S. soldiers killed
one suspect and wounded two others after a U.S. observation post was fired
upon. Hospitals in the area reported receiving 14
corpses and 55 injured.
suicide bomber attacked an Awakening Council (Sahwa) post, killing
four people and wounding five others in Baquba.
bomb in Kirkuk killed
a policeman and wounded four more. A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official
and four escorts were injured in another bombing.
of a 16-year-old male was discovered. Two
civilians were injured when security forces engaged in a controlled detonation
of a bomb. Two
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing. The body
of a kidnapped driver was recovered and a civilian
was shot to death.
officer was killed today in Suleiman Beg.
a local council-member was gunned
down in front of his home. Authorities arrested
a wanted gang member.
casualties were reported in Kanaan after a suicide bomber attacked
a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint.
Also, an unmanned U.S. drone crashed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis