Updated at 12:14 a.m. EDT, May 7, 2008
At least 57 Iraqis were
killed and 90 more were wounded in the latest violence. One
U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded during an armed attack
in Ninewah province. Also, 3,500 U.S. soldiers, who were part of last summer's
"surge" will be withdrawn
in the coming weeks.
people were killed and 27 were injured during a car bombing in Tikrit.
In Baghdad, three
people were killed, including a female student, and nine
were wounded during clashes in Abu Dsheer. Mortars killed
three and wounded 15 near the Facility Protection Services headquarters. Near
a university in Karrada, a Katyusha rocket injured
five people, some of them students. Another rocket injured
five near the Sarafiya Bridge. Mortars near Utifiya wounded
12 people. U.S. and Iraqi forces killed
seven gunmen; nine more
were killed in night raids and two
suspects were killed yesterday. Operations in Shula left 10
suspects dead and 131 detained. Iraqi authorities raided
police troops and a hospital, arresting anyone suspected of having assisted militiamen.
Also, two bodies
Hospital authorities in Sadr City reported six
killed and 11 wounded in the latest clashes. Officials estimate
8000 families have fled Sadr City since clashing between U.S.-Iraqi forces and
the Mahdi Army began.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed
one Iraqi soldier and wounded two more. Two
men killed themselves accidentally when they improperly planted a roadside
bomb. A civilian and two policemen
were killed, and two more
policemen were wounded during an ambush. One
person was killed during a home invasion. Police killed
two gunmen after the men attacked their patrol. Three
prostitutes were killed and two more were wounded during an attack at a brothel.
Also, four were Islamic Army in Iraq suspects were arrested.
Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested
112 suspects across Iraq.
A number of weapons were confiscated
in Missan province.
A policeman was kidnapped
In Buhriz, a chieftan and three family members
A roadside bomb in Wajihiya killed
one Awakening Council member and wounded a second one.
by Margaret Griffis