Updated at 11:55 p.m EDT, Sept. 2, 2007
At least 67 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 35 were injured during the latest round of attacks.
Reports of incidents in the capital resumed after a pair of unusually quiet days.
No foreign military deaths were reported. Also, Iran is investigating
reports of shelling in northern Iraq and suggests it may be due to terrorist groups.
In Baghdad, 13
scattered bodies were found. Nine
people were killed and 15 injured during a car bombing in Kadhamiya.
In Yarmouk, a roadside bomb injured
three policemen. One
person was killed and another wounded during a second day of mortar shelling
in Zayouna. An unspecified
number of casualties are blamed on clashes involving rival militant groups.
Also, seven suspected arms smugglers were detained,
while U.S. troops killed
eight suspects and freed nine hostages.
A cluster bomb left over from
the U.S. invasion exploded near Mosul, killing
a woman and wounding three children.
bomber at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Taji killed
two soldiers and wounded eight more.
policeman and an Iraqi soldier were gunned down near Riyadh.
Six bodies were
found scattered in Diwaniya.
In Wassit province, six
more scattered bodies were recovered.
was killed and another wounded during clashes in Kut. In the al-Hourah
neighborhood, gunmen killed
a contractor and injured a translator, both working for U.S. forces.
In Hilla, gunmen attacked a home belonging to a member of the U.S.-funded
Scorpion Force. One
person was killed, but police were able to arrest three attackers.
One person was
killed when a bomb exploded near a bus in Iskandariya. A group of people
an SIIC member, who survived but was rushed to the hospital. Also, an Iraqi
army captain who is a member of the Dawa Party survived
an assassination attempt.
Mortar fire wounded
two in Mahmudiya. Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested
The U.S. military reported that U.S. forces killed
14 al-Qaeda suspects and detained six more during operations in Muqdadiyah
The political fallout from the Kerbala clashes continues.
a number of figures including casualties and arrest numbers. Meanwhile, Shi'ite
cleric and Mahdi Army leader Muqtada al-Sadr is making
vague threats should any investigations into the event seem unfair.
members of the Soldiers of Heaven cult were sentenced
to death and 394 were given jail terms over a January rebellion that left hundreds
of the cult dead, including their leader.
Compiled by Margaret