Updated at 11:17 p.m. EDT, June 22, 2007
Although a major security
offensive is taking place
in Diyala province, it is in Baghdad where the majority of U.S. troops lost their
lives this week. Yesterday, another MND-B
soldier was killed during combat operations in southwestern part of the
capital. A British
soldier was killed during a roadside bomb attack in Basra. Also, at least
122 Iraqis were killed and 87 were wounded.
U.S. forces killed
17 al-Qaeda suspects on the outskirts of Khalis. At least 51
other gunmen were killed in operations throughout the Diyala province.
Also, gunmen killed
a civilian in a Khalis marketplace.
In Fallujah, three
people were killed and 53 were wounded late yesterday during a bombing at
a store. Police evacuated the surrounding neighborhood to protect citizens from
noxious fumes. Four
policemen were killed and three were wounded in separate events. Also, a suicide
bomber killed two people and wounded four in a telecommunications office.
In Baghdad, one
police officer was killed and another wounded while trying to recover a booby-trapped
body in Karrada. In a separate incident in Karrada, mortars injured
four civilians. Two
policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in the Doura neighborhood.
Also, 11 dumped bodies
were found scattered about town.
A leading "foreign
fighter" of Libyan nationality was killed along with six aides in Karmah.
car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in al-Boghdadi, killing
20 policemen and wounding 10 others.
A Katyusha rocket injured
three people in Kirkuk. Another person
was injured during a bombing.
people were injured when a roadside bomb was detonated near their vehicle
was injured when the mayor of Abu Saida's convoy was attacked.
civilian was gunned
down in Dali Abbas.
Iraqi soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing in Qara Taba.
Near Makmour late yesterday, an Iraqi
Kurd soldier was killed during clashes. The camp, which is home to a number
of Kurdish refugees fleeing border attacks, is expecting
more refugees to arrive as border tensions mount.
suspects were killed in an unspecified location during security operations.
by Margaret Griffis