Updated at 9:12 p.m. EDT May 13, 2008
Although a ceasefire was
signed yesterday, attacks in Sadr City continued. At least 36 were killed and
73 were injured across the country. One
American soldier was killed in an IED attack late today in Baghdad.
violence continues in Sadr City, where American forces and rogue Shi'ite
militiamen continue to harass each other despite the Iraqi government and followers
of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr agreeing to a cease-fire. Eleven
people were killed and 20 were wounded overnight. Three
gunmen were also killed. The gunmen are believed to be former members
of the Mahdi Army. A U.S. spokesman said
that American forces are "not looking for a fight." However, Iraqi forces were
supposed to take over security of Sadr City and rely on the Americans as little
as possible. Gunmen could be interpreting continued U.S. presence in Sadr City
as breaking the truce. Only U.S. troops and rogue gunmen have been targeted, women
and children were among the casualties. Also, the Jamila market was set
on fire during a U.S. airstrike; 15
men were wounded. A seven-year-old
was killed after an Iraqi army vehicle ran over him.
itself, a bomb wounded five
people in Karrada. Eight
gunmen were killed. Two
Iraqi security personnel were killed and eight others were wounded during
security operations. Mortars fell in Bab al-Sharji and Salhiya,
but no casualties
were reported. Also, four
dumped bodies were found.
A roadside bomb near Mahmudiya killed
one policeman and wounded three others.
Six students were kidnapped
from a minibus near Baquba.
children were injured during bomb blasts in Mosul. Five
Iraqi soldiers were killed and four more were wounded in an IED attack. Also,
was wounded in a separate bomb blast.
In Nassiriya, a woman
was killed and three others were wounded in a mortar attack.
people were arrested
In Karbala, three people suspected of setting bombs
Three men suspected
of being in a kidnapping gang were arrested in Khalis
leaders were arrested
A car bomb wounded
ten people in Kirkuk.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis