Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, April, 27, 2008
At least 53 Iraqis
were killed and 148 more were wounded in the latest security incidents. Several
suicide bombings took place in the Mosul area. Meanwhile, Turkish air forces bombed
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) locations in northern Iraq, but no
casualties were reported. No Coalition deaths were announced either.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
a shop owner, then planted bombs that wounded 10 more people. A suicide bomber
detonated his car at an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Amiriya,
killing two people and injuring
eight more. Gunmen injured
six people, including three traffic cops, in al-Wathiq Square.
A roadside bomb injured three
soldiers in al-Suleikh. Six
people were wounded in a roadside bombing targeting a police patrol on Palestine
Street . Eight al-Qaeda suspects were arrested.
Also, five dumped bodies
The U.S. military reported
that only 12 people were wounded today in Sadr City; however, hospital
sources reported that eight
people were killed and 47 were wounded since yesterday. If accurate, the relative
peacefulness comes a day after Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged followers
to observe a cease fire he imposed on them last summer and which held until Prime
Minister Nouri al-Maliki targeted al-Sadr's followers under the guise of a security
In Mosul, six
people were killed and five others were wounded during a suicide
car bombing. Another suicide
car bomber killed three
and wounded six at an Iraqi army checkpoint. A suicide
fuel truck bomber wounded 40 at an Iraqi army base. A car bomb in the Danadan
neighborhood wounded three people.
During a drive-by shooting yesterday, a man
and a woman were killed. Mortars injured
two people. Also, the bodies
of two Kurds were found.
bomber blew himself up near U.S. forces in Samarra, who then killed
a second suspect. Three
other suspects were killed in a separate incident.
a homemade truck bomb wounded
eight people. U.S. forces killed
five suspects during raids.
two policemen in Hatra.
Operations in the al-Jazeera Desert
left two gunmen and one Iraqi
U.S. and Iraqi soldiers conducted a raid in Kut,
which resulted in clashes. One
Iraqi soldier was killed and two civilians were wounded.
a U.S. raid left one suspect
Iraqi forces arrested
four suspects in Karbala.
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk.
roadside bomb killed
three Iraqi officers near Baquba. A roadside bomb injured
two civilians in the al-Hay neighborhood.
In Sheikh Saad,
Compiled by Margaret Griffis