Updated at 7:45 p.m. EST, Mar. 6, 2007
At least 215 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and another 406 Iraqis were wounded
in various incidents. Many of the dead and injured were pilgrims on their way
to Karbala for a religious observance. In a dramatic jailbreak in Mosul, over
140 militia members were freed.
Also, 10 American soldiers were killed and 4 injured in separate incidents.
American soldiers were killed in two bomb attacks on Monday. A group of six
was killed, three were injured in Salah ad Din province when a roadside bomb
blasted their vehicle. Three
more were killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb in Diyala province.
The U.S. military also reported the death
of GI in Safwan on Friday.
In Hilla, 115
Shi’ite pilgrims were killed and 237
were injured during a double
suicide bomber attack. The pilgrims were on their way to Karbala to observe
Arbain, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period that begin with Ashura.
The pilgrims had gathered under a tent to rest and eat when two bombers arrived
and detonated their bombs. Also, a former Baath Party member
was shot dead in a separate incident in town.
Up to 140 prisoners were
freed in Mosul when dozens of militia members staged a dramatic
bodies were found in the city. Also, a car bomb killed
five and wounded 18 others, including several Iraqi soldiers who were the
target of the attack.
Pilgrims were also attacked in Baghdad where a car
bomb in the Doura neighborhood killed
12 and injured 23 of them. Gunmen wounded
four, including a policeman, when they attacked another group of pilgrims
in Doura. Mortars, also in Doura, injured
five pilgrims. In the Yarmouk district a car bomb killed
five and injured 10 more. Another car bomb killed
one pilgrim and injured three more in western Baghdad. A roadside bomb in
two pilgrims. In east Baghdad, gunmen killed
one civilian and injured three others. And two
pilgrims were wounded in the Sulaikh neighborhood by a roadside bomb there.
In other incidents in the capital, Iraqi army forces killed
nine militants and arrested 97 others. A bomb at a Ubaidi area checkpoint
killed four soldiers
and wounded one civilian. A roadside bomb near an arts college killed
two civilians and wounded ten others. Also, ten
more bodies were found on Monday; the discovery
of 15 of them was already reported. Twenty-four
bodies were recovered today.
During a drive-by shooting near Khalis,
two Turkmen Shi’ite pilgrims and wounded 15 more.
three pilgrims and wounded 13 others during an ambush near Tarmiya.
were killed and 25 were wounded when gunmen opened fire on their convoy near
Near Tikrit, gunmen killed
three pilgrims and wounded ten more, including women and children. Also, troops
on a surveillance helicopter killed
one militant and wounded two others while they were accessing their cache
In separate incidents around Latifiya, three
pilgrims were killed and 13 more were injured.
In Kut, a bomb targeting
the convoy of a senior police official killed
Colonel Salam Fakhri and wounded three bodyguards.
was wounded in Mussayab when a bomb exploded just outside his home.
a man in Iskandariya.
people were wounded during a mortar attack in Kirkuk.
A roadside bomb
two children in Hawija.
gunmen and two civilians were injured in separate attacks in Basra. At least
one person died in the attacks.
people were killed in Balad when mortars rounds fell overnight.
was killed and two men were injured by a roadside bomb in Hibhib.
a northern part of Baquba, two
policemen were injured in an armed attack.
killed one man and injured a second in Muqdadiyah.
The head of the tourism
Gati'a, was shot dead in Iskandariyah.
Compiled by Margaret