Updated at 12:10 a.m. EST, March 2, 2007
In Iraq today, at least 151 people were reported killed or found dead,
including several foreign militia members. Fifty-nine Iraqis were wounded
as well. Also, two Marines and a British soldier were killed in separate
incidents, and two GIs and a British soldier were wounded.
According to military authorities, two
Marines were killed during combat operations yesterday. Two
GIs were wounded when their helicopter made a "hard landing"
south of Kirkuk thanks to mechanical failure. A British
soldier was killed and a second wounded during separate attacks in Basra.
At Amaryit al Fallujuh, Iraqi forces killed
80 militants and arrested 50 more. Afghans and Arabs were among the dead.
The clashes were in response to an attack on the village by militia.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded four others near Beirut Square. One
man was killed and another kidnapped at gunpoint in Sadr City. Two
policemen were injured when a bomb was tossed from a vehicle towards their
bodies were recovered in Baghdad on Wednesday and 15
more today. A member of parliament survived
an assassination attempt. In the evening, a series
of explosions rocked the Doura neighborhood; military authorities said it
was part of an anti-militia offensive.
Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
10 militia members in Muqdadiya.
During clashes between militants and police in Iskandariya, eight
people died and 11 more were injured. Mortars killed
three and wounded nine in a separate incident.
A roadside bomb targeting the head of police in Mosul killed
one of his bodyguards and injured a second guard. Six
dumped bodies were found yesterday.
A car bomb targeting a wedding convoy killed
five people and wounded 10 others.
were killed and 14 more injured when mortars fell in Habaniya last night.
U.S. troops killed
two gunmen near Ramadi.
policemen were injured in Baquba when gunmen attacked their checkpoint.
In al-Hwaider, a mortar injured
A roadside bomb in Mahaweel killed
one and injured at least six others.
four Shi'ite students driving away from Tikrit University.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis