Updated at 7:00 p.m. EDT, July 3, 2008
At least 31 Iraqis were
killed and 24 more were wounded in the latest round of violence, which included
a fresh mass grave in Samarra. Another mass grave, this one containing
33 victims from a 1991 uprising, was found
in Khanaqin. No Coalition deaths were reported.
A mass grave containing
33 bodies was discovered
in Khanaqin. Authorities believe that the grave dates from a 1991 uprising.
The victims were ceremoniously reburied.
As many as fourteen
decaying bodies were discovered in Samarra. A larger mass grave was
found there last week. U.S. forces said that they initially believe there to be
only two bodies and that earlier reports suggesting 14 corpses are wrong.
In Baghdad, four
people were killed and eight more were wounded during an evening bombing in
Yarmouk. A bomb at the abandoned home of a parliamentarian wounded
four people. A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Adhimiya failed
to produce casualties. Also, four
unidentified bodies were found dumped in as many neighborhoods.
two gunmen and a policeman were
killed during a gunfight outside a bank; another policeman
was wounded. Gunmen killed
an off-duty policeman and a civilian playing video games in separate incidents.
Also, a roadside bomb wounded
people were wounded in a bomb blast near Hilla.
bomb in Tikrit targeted the police chief but wounded
five guards instead.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. The irrigation
system there catches bodies that may have been dumped far upstream.
suspects were killed and 10 were detained in northern and central Iraq.
Iraqi police arrested
two people in Kut.
Five Katyusha rockets were disengaged and confiscated
A U.S. Predator aircraft was discovered
crashed in a Dhi Qar desert.
In Khalis, a truck operator
and a taxi driver were kidnapped
and their vehicles were stolen.
injuries were reported after a Katyusha rocket attack on the British base
Compiled by Margaret Griffis