Updated at 1:30 a.m. EDT, April 23, 2008
At least 56 Iraqis
were killed and 185 more were wounded in attacks across Iraq. Many of the
wounded died either in Sadr City or during one of several significant bombings.
Also, five U.S. servicemembers were killed in separate incidents, and two
top aides to Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani died as well.
car bomber at a checkpoint near Ramadi killed
two Marines and wounded three more this morning. Two
policemen and 24 civilians were also wounded. A second car bombing, this one
at a police station in the city, wounded
20 people, including women and policemen.
Yesterday, a roadside bomb
one Marine and wounded a second in Basra. Meanwhile, the DOD reported
that the death
of a sailor on April 20 in Bahrain is being investigated. Also, an airman
was found dead in Dubai of non-combat-related causes.
three dumped bodies were
found. A car bomb killed
two Iraqi soldier and wounded 20 more in Mansour. A television
reporter, his cameraman and their driver were wounded in a drive-by shooting
in Zayouna. A rocket attack left six
dead and 10 wounded in eastern Baghdad. In Zafaraniyah, a roadside
bomb injured five people.
A government employee
was shot and killed in Shoala. At a checkpoint in al-Neiriyah,
an Iraqi soldier was
injured during an armed attack. Also, two
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in Bayaa.
suspects were killed last night after an attack on a U.S. patrol. In Baghdad
al-Jadida, an air strike killed
two suspects who fired on troops, while drone aircraft killed
two suspects driving a vehicle full of weapons. Also, four
Iraqi soldiers were killed and another 14 were wounded during operation in
suspects were also killed.
In Sadr City, authorities reported
four dead and 40 wounded since yesterday morning. Two
suspects carrying grenade launchers were killed last night, while two
more were killed after they attacked an observation post.
A car bomb
in Mosul left two dead
and 20 wounded near a provincial government building. Gunmen shot and killed
a lawyer. Also, a man
and his daughter were injured during a roadside bombing.
a female suicide bomber killed
eight people and wounded 17 at a police station.
a top aide to Grand Ayatollah
Ali al-Sistani died from injuries received last week in a drive-by shooting.
others were injured separately. Meanwhile, clashes took place in a northern
neighborhood, but no casualties
aide was killed yesterday in Najaf.
Near Kirkuk in Sirat
village, gunmen attacked a checkpoint. One
of them was killed and two more were injured.
U.S. and Iraqi forces
killed one suspect while
detaining 23 others and finding a weapons cache in Salah ad Din province.
Seven suspects were captured
In Muqdadiyah, 23 suspects were detained.
A bomb on a highway heading to Baquba left no
U.S. forces killed
six suspects in Kalaf al-Hasun village in Diyala province. Two
American soldiers were wounded.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis