Updated at 12:35 a.m. EST, Feb. 23, 2007
At least 70 Iraqis were reported killed today and another 30 wounded
in various incidents around the country. Also, the U.S. military reported that
soldier was shot dead in Baghdad on Tuesday, and today in Diwaniyah
soldier was killed and three others wounded when their Humvee struck
a roadside bomb.
Heavy clashes between U.S. forces and militants took place in Ramadi; twelve
gunmen were killed but some sources report that as many as 26
were killed, including women and children. Clashes erupted
on the outskirts of Baghdad as well. U.S. forces also killed
three militants in Taji. The British bases in Basra came under rocket attack,
casualties were reported.
In Tal Afar, the U.S. military updated the casualties from an incident on
people were killed, including a twelve-year-old, and five
wounded when police were searching through two-booby trapped houses. Police
killed a suspect
and wounded two more during the searches. The death of a policeman had already
In Baghdad, a mortar attack injured
four people in the Adil neighborhood. In a separate mortar attack in the
Amil district, one
person was killed and three wounded. Two
people were injured when a roadside bomb exploded underneath their bus in
the Iskan area. Over in the Yarmouk district, a woman
was injured when a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol blasted her instead.
In the Amil district, two
policemen were injured during clashes with gunmen. Also 14
bodies were discovered scattered through several neighborhoods.
police officers were killed and nine more wounded when gunmen attacked a
police station in Baiji.
were found dumped in Kirkuk.
were found in Mahaweel.
body was recovered from the Euphrates at Hilla.
was fished out of the Tigris at Khalis. An Iraqi
soldier was wounded by a sniper’s bullet.
In Kut, a land mine took the life
of a twelve-year-old boy, and two
bodies were found.
bodies were found in Fallujah.
In Mosul, three
people were gunned down.
A "factory" for making car bombs was raided
by U.S forces; troops found chlorine canisters and fertilizer material as well
Militants have vowed
to increase attacks in revenge for several alleged rapes and attempted rapes
of Iraqi women. An American soldier was sentenced
100 years for rape and murder last year in Mahmudiya.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis