Updated at 7:15 p.m. EST, March 2, 2007
At least 14 policemen were killed in a dramatic, retaliatory kidnapping in
the Diyala province. Overall, 61 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 39
more were wounded in violent attacks throughout Iraq. Also, two
American soldiers were killed and a third one was injured in Baghdad.
U.S. soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter were killed, another GI was injured,
when a roadside bomb blasted them in Baghdad. Mortars fell on British targets
in Basra where they caused a fire but left no
At least 14 police officers
were found dead after being reported missing
in Diyala province; an al-Qaeda linked group is claiming responsibility and
saying that the mass kidnapping is in retaliation for an alleged rape by police.
Another four potential kidnap victims were seen in a photograph.
In Baghdad, a car bomb in a Sadr City used car lot exploded, killing
10 and wounding 20 others. Three
people were killed and six more were injured during an earlier car bombing
in the Khaizaran neighborhood. A police
officer was killed and two others wounded by a car bomb attack on their
checkpoint in Sadiya. Five
dumped bodies were discovered in western neighborhoods.
At least four
people were killed and 10 were injured when mortars fell in Iskandariya.
U.S. forces killed
eight militants during a raid in Salman Pak.
were found in Balad.
gunmen were killed and a third wounded when U.S. forces prevented them from
planting a roadside bomb on the Kirkuk-Baiji highway.
two members of an Iraqi soccer team were gunned down.
civilians were killed in Latifiya when they were blasted by a roadside bomb.
gunmen were killed north of Baquba during a security operation conducted
by U.S.-Iraqi forces.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis