Updated at 12:40 a.m. EST, Mar. 19, 2007
As over a million Muslims
converged on Najaf to observe
the Prophet Mohammed's death anniversary, at least 61 Iraqis were killed or
found dead and 47 Iraqis were wounded during violent activity throughout the
country. Also, the U.S. military reported that a Marine
was killed in Anbar yesterday.
An Iraqi military base was obliterated
during a truck bomb attack this morning; the number
of casualties is still unknown.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb near Mustansiriya
Square killed two
policemen and wounded five others, including two civilians. Six
people were killed and 30 wounded when a car bomb exploded in an al-Shaab
area marketplace. A man
was killed and two others were injured during a drive-by shooting in central
Baghdad’s al-Rusafi square. A mortar round landed in central Baghdad, killing
one person and wounding a second, while a tossed grenade killed
two and injured one more in the Shorja marketplace. Police found only five
dumped bodies today.
Near Ramadi, the decapitated
bodies of nine policemen who were bound and bearing torture marks were discovered.
were killed and four wounded when gunmen attacked a mini-bus in Hibhib.
In Baquba, six
bodies were found.
bodies were found, and a
policeman was killed in Mosul.
bodies were found in Mahmudiya.
of a man who was shot and tortured was found in Diwaniya.
A roadside bomb
three policemen and wounded fours others close to Kirkuk.
Near a Hilla
hospital, a roadside bomb injured
gunmen were killed in clashes with British troops in Basra.
was killed during clashes with gunmen.
Southeast of Baghdad, a
woman and infant were killed during a mortar attack.
was found in Jibala.
gunmen were killed by Iraqi troops in Balad late last night.
by Margaret Griffis