Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, May 21, 2008
As Sadr City remained
relatively quiet, neighboring Baghdad saw a number of attacks. Overall, at least
45 Iraqis were killed and 33 more were wounded in the latest violence.
No Coalition deaths were reported.
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were recovered. Eleven
people were killed and another
three were wounded in a combined I.E.D. and gunfire attack in the Obeidi
neighborhood near Sadr City; the attack was on joint Iraqi and U.S. troops, but
the casualties were all bystanders. In Mansour, four
people were killed and 12 were wounded in two attacks that took place an hour
people were wounded during a bombing on Palestine Street. A transportation
ministry official was
assassinated while on the Qasim highway. Yesterday, three
people were killed and two were wounded during a mortar attack in Karrada,
while an I.E.D. killed one person
and wounded four more in Adhamiyah. A judge
was severely injured by a bomb attached to his car. Also, 33 people were detained
during security operations.
Sadr City remains
peaceful today as Iraqis test a cease-fire between the Mahdi Army and Iraqi security
forces. Small issues are being dealt with diplomatically. No violence has been
reported as Iraqi troops found
and confiscated or defused a number of weapons.
bodies were found in al-Abara.
bodies were found in Buhriz.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint run
by Kurdish security personnel in Jalawla. Four
of them were killed and three were wounded. The attackers fled. Fifteen people
were detained in separate incidents across town; two
detainees were later found dead.
A kidnapped child was freed
Three people were detained
and a weapons cache was confiscated in al-Gabba.
112 detainees proved
their innocence and were freed.
A female suicide bomber killed
four people and wounded three others in Rutba.
four women and two children were freed
and their kidnappers arrested.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis