Updated at 10:49 p.m. EDT, Aug. 9, 2007
The tens of thousands
of pilgrims converging on
Baghdad today were not met with any attacks. Violence elsewhere was also light.
Overall, at least 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 21 were wounded.
Also, three American and two British servicemembers were killed in separate
The DOD reported on the death
of a soldier yesterday in Baghdad. A Marine
was killed during combat operations in Anbar province on Tuesday. A second
Marine died on Tuesday from a non-combat-related incident in Anbar. Also,
an IED attack left two
British soldiers killed and two more seriously wounded in the Rumaylah
oilfields west of Basra.
In Baghdad, nine
dumped bodies were found. A roadside bomb killed
three people and wounded two others in a southern neighborhood. In Yarmouk,
three Iraqi soldiers. A mortar round killed
one person and wounded two when it landed in Bayaa; a separate bombing
man and his wife while three others, including a five-year-old child, were
Iraqis were killed and one injured during a mortar attack in East Rashid.
Also, a U.S. airstrike in northern Baghdad caused
a large conflagration.
a former member of the Baath party in Najaf.
Militants in Salah
ad Din province blew
up two small bridges.
British forces killed
a gunman in Basra. A mortar attack left
one policeman and an unspecified number of civilians injured.
police were able to stop
a suicide bomber from detonating his cargo in a marketplace. Twelve
bodies were brought in to the morgue; they had been found in separate locations
and in various states of decomposition.
Also, a sheikh in Tikrit
along with six bodyguards; he stands accused of plotting bomb attacks, including
a major one in Amerli last month.
al-Qaedi suspects and a foreign fighter were killed in separate incidents
Just north of Baghdad in Salah al Khalaf, a car
seven people and injured eight near a market on Tuesday.
by Margaret Griffis