Updated at 1:00 a.m. EDT, April 7, 2007
In an unusually active
Friday, 112 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 80 were wounded.
Among the incidents are a chlorine bomb attack in Ramadi and a major security
operation in Diwaniya. Also, the U.S. military reported that an American
soldier was killed during a small arms fire attack near Kirkuk on Thursday
and another GI
died today in Baghdad from an explosively-formed projectile. Five soldiers
were wounded in those events as well.
At least 27
people were killed in a chlorine-truck bombing in Ramadi. Police also say
that 30 people
were wounded in the explosion and several
people were suffering respiratory distress.
A major security operation
was launched in Diwaniya where U.S. and Iraqi forces clashed with Shi’ite militia.
At least 30
men were killed and 19
others were wounded. An unconfirmed report states that six
Iraqis, women and children, were killed in an air strike against a hostel.
Another report alleges
that U.S. forces are not permitting the transfer of wounded to hospitals.
In Baghdad, two
people were killed and five injured when mortars landed in the Shaab area.
In nearby Talibiya, mortars killed
one person. Mortars also fell in near Mansour where they injured
four people and in Shurta, where one
person was injured. A sniper in the Amil district killed
two people. Three
people were injured by gunfire in Doura. A roadside bomb destroyed property
in Saidiya; a half-hour later, another bomb injured
two civilians. Gunmen attacked a police patrol, but no
injuries were reported. Three
Iraqi soldiers were killed during an attack on their post in Shoula. An engineer
was assassinated near his Saidiya home. U.S. forces killed
a civilian in the Adhamiya area. And, 11
bodies were recovered around the city.
In Hawija, nine
students were killed on a minibus.
bodies, including one belonging to a child, were found in Tal Afar.
were injured when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol in Hawija.
In Kirkuk, two separate roadside bombs injured
Tribal leader, Sheikh Ghazi
al-Hanash, was shot dead as he was leaving a mosque in Mosul. Eight
gunmen were killed during a security operation that also netted 179 arrests.
A booby-trapped car was detonated, but no
casualties were reported.
Tribal leader, Sheikh Karim
Omran al-Shafi, was injured when gunmen fired upon his vehicle in Hilla.
British forces wounded
a gunman in Basra.
Near Kirkuk, a bombing
at an oil pipeline set it ablaze.
died at Camp Cropper of unspecified causes.
person was injured during shelling in Mahmudiyah.
Near the Iranian border
at Khanaqeen, an Iraqi
officer was killed and two body guards wounded during an attack.
abducted officers were
freed in Bani Saad.
was found in Baquba.
was discovered in Muqdadiyah.
two suspects in Bani Saad.
The Red Crescent reported
that about 1250 people, who lost their homes in last week’s Tal Afar bombing,
were now relocated to a camp in Mosul.
Iraqi security forces arrested
at least 25 people during a raid on the Baghdad office of Mohammed al-Daini, a
parliamentarian with the Sunni Iraqi Front for National Dialogue. More were arrested
in Baquba and Bani Saad. Twenty
were arrested in Garma.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis