Updated at 9:55 p.m. EDT, May 3, 2008
At least 44 Iraqis were killed
and 122 more were wounded in the latest violence. Turkey reports that 150
PKK rebels were killed during their activities in northern Iraq, but there is
no confirmation of that figure. Five American and two Georgian servicemembers
were killed in separate incidents. Also, the family of a US
contractor reported his death from a roadside bomb explosion.
U.S. Marines were killed on Friday in Anbar province when they drove over
a roadside bomb. The country of Georgia reported that two
soldiers were killed when they drove over a mine. Also, one
American soldier was killed during an IED attack in Baghdad yesterday.
Turkish officials claim
that at least 150 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels were killed in northern
Iraq; however, confirmation from independent sources has been difficult during
ongoing Turkey-PKK clashes. The PKK has denied
In Sadr City, hospital sources reported that 14
people were killed and 25 were wounded overnight. U.S. forces killed
10 suspects. About
30 people were injured during a U.S. air strike near the al-Sadr hospital.
At least 35 more people were
injured either in Sadr City or Baghdad itself.
two people were killed and seven
were wounded when a rocket hit Salhiya. In Jamiya, one
person was killed and eight were wounded during a roadside bombing near a
traffic patrol. U.S. forces killed
four suspects. Roadside bomb in Shabb and Amil left no
casualties. Also, four
dead bodies were discovered.
A roadside bomb near Tikrit killed
two Iraqi soldiers and wounded four more.
Shelling in Shurqat
killed one child and wounded
civilian was killed and three policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing
in Mosul. Two
policemen were killed in an armed attack. A gunman
was killed during clashes. Also, 11 suspects were arrested.
A roadside bomb wounded
three policemen near Kirkuk.
In Tal Afar, rockets wounded
party official was assassinated in Saidiya.
was killed when he picked up a booby-trapped flashlight in Khanquin.
by Margaret Griffis