Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, April 28, 2008
At least 101 bodies
were found in two separate
mass graves. Another 78 people were killed or found dead, and 131 more were
wounded in other violence. No Coalition deaths were reported.
news, several dozen lawmakers from different blocs staged
a sit-in, asking that the blockade of Sadr City and the military operations there
be ended. Meanwhile, attempts at bringing boycotting Sunni politicians back into
the Shi'ite-led government are
were recovered from a grave in al-Kabba. The victims had been bound and
handcuffed, and the bodies were in varying states of decomposition. The village
is in the greater Baquba area, where numerous mass graves have been found.
Another 51 bodies were found
in Mahmudiya, just south of Baghdad. Authorities have found a number of
mass graves there in recent weeks. Family members were able to identify some of
In Baghdad, six
dumped bodies were found. A pair of roadside bombs killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded six people in Mansour. In Maalif,
five people were killed
and 15 more were injured during clashes. A suicide bomber killed
three people and wounded nine others in Zayouna. A roadside bomb in
three policeman and wounded 14 people. In Kadhimiya, mortar fire left
one dead and six wounded.
Five people were injured
during shelling in Baladiyat. Mortars fell in the Green Zone, but
no casualties were
reported. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Amin failed
to cause casualties, but mortars that fell there killed
one person and injured seven more. Also, U.S. forces reported killing
22 gunmen who attacked a checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad.
Overnight clashes in Sadr City left 10
people dead and 43 wounded. Women and children were among the casualties.
Also, U.S authorities reported killing seven suspects in separate incidents.
In Mosul, clashes left one
civilian dead and another injured. A civilian
was shot and killed during a separate incident. Two separate roadside bombs
civilians were injured when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in southern Mosul.
policemen were killed during a suicide bombing. Also, gunmen shot
dead a man and a woman in central Mosul.
In Diyala province,
Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader was killed and three others were wounded
in separate incidents. A police
officer was killed and three others were injured when their vehicle overturned
after coming under fire from gunmen. Also, three Iraqi army servicemembers were
in connection with the escape of an al-Qaeda leader.
was killed and four civilians were wounded when their vehicle struck a roadside
bomb planted in Samarra.
soldier was killed during a drive-by shooting in Tuz Khormato. Also,
two men and a woman were arrested after an explosives belt was discovered in their
a police officer outside his home in Diwaniya.
A roadside bomb
in Ninewah province killed
two policemen and wounded five others, including civilians.
of a policeman was found near Baiji.
Seven suspects were captured
Four suspects were arrested
In al-Shatra, security forces freed
policemen were gunned down in Tikrit.
Gunmen attacked the al-Khaldiyah
police station near Ramadi. One
gunman was killed. Two
gunmen and two policemen were injured.
Also, Two Turkish soldiers and
a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebel were killed,
while another soldier was injured, during incidents on the Turkish side of
Compiled by Margaret Griffis