Thursday: 92 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 42 Iraqis Wounded

At least 92 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 42 were wounded today as President Bush is in Jordan for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and others. Also, Coalition sources reported that an American soldier was killed on Wednesday and another GI today, both in Baghdad. The Coalition also stated that troops killed 14 gunmen in Samarra and the Marines said they rescued a hostage in Fuhaylat.

In Baquba, which has been under siege for several days, Iraqi soldiers discovered a mass grave containing 28 bodies. Two people were injured near a bus stop in central Baquba when a roadside bomb exploded. Also, a gunman and a police officer were injured in a shootout in the al Mafraq area, and attorney Jassim al Temimi was assassinated in the Gatoon neighborhood.

In Baghdad, 25 bodies were recovered in different neighborhoods throughout the city. Near the national stadium, gunmen shot dead a police colonel.

The bodies of Nasser al-Qatrani, the deputy manager of Sunni Endowment in Basra, his three guards and four members of the Facility Protection Services were discovered in Basra.

Four civilians were wounded and 23 injured during clashes between the Mahdi Army and Iraqi security forces in Samawa.

A roadside bomb explosion in Jurf al Sakhar killed three police officers and wounded three others late Wednesday.

In Mosul, six bodies were discovered.

A woman was killed and 13 members of her family wounded when a mortar fell on their home in Kazalsha.

Gunmen shot dead a policeman and a civilian in Baladros.

In Maqdadiyah, gunmen shot dead one man and wounded another. Also, two bodies were found in a separate incident.

And a body was found in Jededat al Shat.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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