Updated at 9:00 p.m. EDT, May 1, 2008
At least 93 Iraqis were
killed and 212 more were wounded in the latest violence. Two mass grave were
found in Duluiya, but the number of bodies was not reported yet. An American
soldier was killed during a car bombing today in central Baghdad. Also,
the DOD announced the death
of a Marine in Texas; he died from wounds received in 2005 in Anbar province.
suicide bomber killed 35 people and wounded 76 others in Balad Ruz.
After the bomber struck a wedding convoy, another suicide
bomber targeted the first responders who arrived on the scene.
five bodies were found.
A car bomb targeting a U.S. patrol killed
nine and wounded 26 others in Camp Sara; three
American soldiers were also injured. In Salhiya, a mortar shell wounded
three people. A civilian
was wounded in Tayaran Square when members of a private security company
opened fire. A roadside bomb in Ghadeer injured
two policemen and wounded three civilians. A roadside bomb in Bayaa
left no casualties,
but three were injured
by a bomb in Zaafaraniyah. Five
civilians were injured during a bombing in al-Obeidi Mosque. A large
cache of weapons was confiscated
in Abu Dsheer. Also, clashes broke out in Amil, where U.S. airstrikes left five
dead, 12 wounded, and hit watermains.
In Sadr City, U.S. forces
reported killing 17 gunmen
in separate clashes. Hospital officials said that 11
bodies were brought to the hospital and 72 people were treated for injuries.
Two Iraqi soldiers were
killed in Mosul when a roadside bomb blasted them.
bomb targeting an Awakening Council (Sahwa) patrol in Hawija wounded
two of them and a child.
In Duluiya, two Arab nationals blew
themselves up during a raid. Two
policemen were injured during the blasts. Also, two mass graves were found.
Twelve roadside bombs were defused
A roadside in Abu Khames killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded four others.
An Iraqi BBC correspondent
for unknown reasons in Karbala.
U.S. troops killed
six people and arrested 10 suspects across Iraq.
by Margaret Griffis