Updated at 6:45 p.m. EDT, Aug. 4, 2007
During a second day of lighter than usual violence, only 38 Iraqis were killed and 26 more were wounded. The body of a Syrian man was found in Kirkuk. Also, a Marine was killed during combat operations in Anbar Province.
In Baghdad, mortars landing in al-Firdous Square injured three people. In al-Salhiya, a mortar shell wounded one person. Mortars in Ghazaliya injured two more people. Two were killed and four wounded during a mortar attack in Jisr Diyala. An IED in Saidiya killed one person and wounded three others. Three soldiers were injured in Bab al-Muadham in an IED attack. An Iraqi physician was shot dead outside his Jamiya home. One civilian was killed and another wounded during an unspecified incident in Abu Ghraib. Also, police found 21 dumped corpses mostly in western neighborhoods.
A police officer was gunned down in front of his Kirkuk home. Three people were wounded during a roadside bomb attack. Another roadside bomb injured a policeman. The body of a Syrian was found dumped this morning.
Three Iraqis soldiers were killed during clashes in Samarra.
Clashes in Jbela left an Iraqi soldier and another person wounded.
A roadside bomb injured a police officer in al-Rashad.
Gunmen killed one person during a drive-by shotting in Haswa.
In Basra, a fire broke out when British forces struck at an unused oil installation after coming under fire themselves; no casualties were reported.
U.S. forces killed four suspects and detained 18 more during raids in Qasirin.
The U.S. military took over a marketplace in Muqdadiya and is converting it into a base of operation for the Diyala province.
East of Tikrit, three Iraqi soldiers were killed during a clash with militants.
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