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April 21, 2008
Monday: 2 US Soldiers, 41 Iraqis Killed; 112 Iraqis Wounded

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 casualties.

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.

A female suicide bomber attacked an Awakening Council (Sahwa) post, killing four people and wounding five others in Baquba.

A roadside 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.

In Mosul, the body 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.

A police officer was killed today in Suleiman Beg.

In Basra, a local council-member was gunned down in front of his home. Authorities arrested a wanted gang member.

No casualties were reported in Kanaan after a suicide bomber attacked a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint.

Also, an unmanned U.S. drone crashed near Mussayib.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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