Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, May 5, 2008
At least 48 Iraqis were
killed and 104 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Most of the violence
occurred in and around Sadr City. No Coalition deaths were reported.
sources in Sadr City reported six
dead and 44 wounded in overnight violence.
In Baghdad, six
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during security operations. Five
people were injured during a mortar attack yesterday in Ghadeer. U.S.
forces killed nine gunmen.
Gunmen wounded two policemen
during an attack in Bab al-Sharqi. Five
people were killed, including a child and his parents, and eight were wounded
during a U. S. airstrike in Amil; U.S. forces said they killed three insurgents
in the attack. A roadside bomb in Zayouna wounded
two people. Also, four
unidentified bodies were discovered.
In unconfirmed reports from Balad
Ruz, gunmen killed 10 Iraqi
soldiers and wounded 13 others during an attack. Three
policemen were injured when a roadside bomb blasted them. Also 15 al-Qaeda
suspects were captured.
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded seven others.
Gunmen in Mosul
stormed an apartment where they killed
three women and wounded two others. An IED exploded near a patrol, but no
casualties were reported. A civilian
was injured during a shooting, and a dumped
body was found. Also, six suspects were arrested.
Two Iraqi fishermen
were killed and a third one was injured when the Iranian Coast Guard fired
upon them near Basra in the Shatt al-Arab waterway. It may be that the
fishermen crossed the international border.
Near Qara Taba, an
seven Iraqi soldiers. Three
Peshmerga fighters were injured in a roadside bomb blast near town. Also,
three truck drivers were kidnapped.
a former commander of the disbanded Baath Party in Hilla.
al-Sadr political office was raided
In Amara, two kidnap victims were freed.
The Iraqi army killed
six suspects and detained 149 others across Iraq.
An al-Qaeda leader
and six others were detained
Compiled by Margaret Griffis