Friday: 30 Iraqis Killed, 36 Wounded

Updated at 10:25 p.m. EDT, May 2, 2008

At least 30 Iraqis were killed and 36 more wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) locations deep within northern Iraq.

In Sadr City, seven people were killed and nine were wounded during clashes. U.S. forces killed two gunmen. Hospital authorities reported 12 wounded. Also, hundreds of demonstrators protested Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s policies and urged him to end a stalemate with Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

In Baghdad, hospital authorities reported two civilians killed and five wounded during clashes in Amil. Three dumped bodies were found. Also, clashes broke in Shula, but no casualties were reported.

Another 10 people died in a double suicide bombing reported yesterday in Balad Ruz.

An I.E.D. injured a man in Khanaqin.

U.S. forces killed four men and arrested 10 in Mosul. Three Turkmen accused of kidnapping and murder were arrested.

U.S. forces injured four police commandos near Hilla.

Seven people were kidnapped from a road leading to Mandali.

Gunmen attacked an Awakening Council (Sahwa) office in Abu Saida. Two members were killed and five were wounded. The building was then blown up.

 

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.