Updated at 12:45 a.m EDT, April, 26, 2007
Violence in Iraq was
at a moderate level on Wednesday as the UN scolded the Iraqi government for holding
back figures on civilian deaths. Overall, the media reported that 52 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and 80 were injured in violent attacks. The
U.S. military reported that a GI
was killed in a non-hostile incident. A British
soldier was also killed.
Military sources reported on the death
of a GI in Baghdad and on a British
soldier who was killed in Basra yesterday. This death marks April as the
bloodiest month for British soldiers since March of 2003. April has also been
deadly for American troops with a daily average nearing four soldiers per day.
The toll for April is at least 86 American deaths and 11 British.
In similar news, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) is scolding
Iraq for refusing to release figures indicating the true number of civilian deaths
in the country lest the true picture of a worsening sectarian crises is revealed.
Iraqi officials have also modified
a controversial plan to enclose a Baghdad neighborhood with concrete walls
and barbed wire. And, U.S. forces have issued
ID cards for residents of Ramadi.
In Baghdad, 18
unidentified bodies were found scattered in separate locations. Four
people were killed and eight injured when a bomb blew up at a Shaab district
petrol station. Mortars fell on Abu Dsheer, killing
one person and injuring seven others. A mortar hurt
one person in Saidiya. A roadside bomb in Adhamiya wounded
three Iraqi soldiers. An Iraqi
interpreter was injured during an attack on a U.S. patrol in Rashid. Two
people were killed and two others injured during random shooting in Hurriyah.
In Amariya, an Iraqi
soldier was killed during clashing. Mortars injured
four in Jisr Disala and a
traffic cop in Waziriya. Also, five
people were killed and 17 wounded during a previously unreported mortar attack
in Zaafaraniya yesterday; two
more were injured in an attack today.
people were killed and 16 others injured in a suicide
bombing attack at a Balad Ruz police station.
Iraq’s former body-building
al-Bayati, was assassinated in Mosul; sports figures, teachers, television
personalities and other high profile Iraqis are often the targets of violence.
were also killed and a third person wounded, and a roadside bomb injured
five people. Also, gunmen attacked a bakery, killing
the baker and his apprentice and wounding two customers.
Bek, an attack on a police patrol left
two officers dead and three injured.
was found near Hilla.
Gunmen in Kut injured two
In Kirkuk, a body
belonging to a policeman was found. A roadside bomb in central Kirkuk injured
A ban on vehicles was imposed
people were injured during a mortar attack on Sab al-Boor.
was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Shirqat.
The U.S. military
reported killing a senior al-Qaeda leader who was accused of sending boys on suicide
was killed in a firefight last Friday in Anbar province.
army reported killing
two suspects and detaining 122 more in unspecified locations.
two civilians in Fallujah.
In Diwaniyah, a hand grenade throw at an
Iraqi army vehicle injured
two civilians instead.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis