Updated at 12:50 p.m. EDT, April 8, 2007
At least 73 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and 95 were wounded in violent attacks. Two
significant bombings occurred, one in Baghdad and the other in Mahmudiya. Also,
the U.S. military reported on the deaths of 11 more servicemembers in separate
U.S. soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in southern Baghdad.
soldier died in combat in the Diyala province. South of the capital, another
soldier was killed by indirect fire. A sixth
soldier died in Salah ad Din province while conducting combat operations.
Yesterday, roadside bombs killed
four U.S. soldiers in the volatile Diyala Province and another
soldier in Baghdad.
Thousands of Iraqis are streaming
into Najaf at the request of Moqtada al-Sadr for an anti-American protest scheduled
there tomorrow, which is the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.
In Baghdad, 17 unidentified bodies
Seven Iraqis were killed and 21 wounded in a suicide
car bomb attack in the Illam area. In the Adhamiya neighborhood, one
policeman was killed and seven others were wounded in a roadside bomb attack
people were taken to the hospital after mortars apparently carrying a chemical
agent fell on Sadr City. Mortars falling on Al Ma'Amil injured
Also in the capital, a roadside bomb in the Mansour district
one Iraqi soldier. Gunmen firing on a bus injured
two passengers. In Amil, gunmen injured
four cleaning workers. A sniper killed
a person in Um al-Ma'alif.Also, U.S. forces detained
three suspects in Baghdad, including a senior al-Qaeda leader, and raided
people were killed and 26
were injured in a car bomb attack in Mahmudiya. A three-story building collapsed
and several stores were leveled in the city just south of Baghdad. In a separate
event, U.S. forces detained
three people near town. Mortar fire
killed another two and injured 12 others.
of the leader of an armed group incited more clashing in Baquba. Police killed
10 suspects and arrested four in the al-Gaton and al-Mafraq neighborhoods.
of two clerics were discovered.
A roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded another in Fallujah. At least 13
dumped bodies were found.
In al-Samra, one
gunman was killed and six Iraqi soldiers were injured during a clash.
An Iraqi soldier
was killed in Hawija on Saturday.
policemen were wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Hilla. Police conducted
raids in neighboring areas and arrested
A roadside bomb injured
three civilians in Kirkuk. No
casualties were reported when a bomb went off near the headquarters of the
War Veterans Society.
A rocket near the Central Institute of Teachers’
office in Halabja was defused, and no
one was injured.
The British Shatt al-Arab military base in Basra was
to Iraqi control.
casualties were reported when Turkey shelled an area on the Iraqi border,
but the mortar attack frightened villagers in the Iraqi village of Nazdor.
In Diwaniya, 50 people were arrested
during raids. Three were arrested
A U.S. vehicle was damaged
during an explosion in Duluiya.
bodies were found in Missan.
In Mosul, an army base and a police station
came under mortar attack, but no
casualties were reported.
In Diyala, clashes broke out between tribesmen
and militants suspected to be linked to al-Qaeda; three
people were killed and four others wounded. Five
people were arrested in a separate incident.
Compiled by Margaret