Wednesday: 126 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 73 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:20 p.m. EST, Jan. 10, 2007

At least 126 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 73 were wounded in violent acts across the country. Attacks were light in Baghdad where combined U.S. and Iraqi forces had been conducting raids. Also, the U.S. military reported that two American soldiers died from combat wounds yesterday in Anbar province, one soldier was killed by an explosive device in Fallujah; the death of a fourth soldier had already been reported yesterday.

In Baghdad, a traffic officer was wounded when a bomb went off in the Karradah neighborhood. Another bomb exploded near the al Dulaimy petrol station in southern Baghdad; killing one and injuring three others. Two more civilians were injured by another bomb near Tayaran Square. A bomb exploded near Sadr City; it cut off the water supply to the area, but no casualties were reported. Also, mortars killed two and injured two others in an eastern neighborhood.

Also in the capital, at least 60 dumped bodies were discovered throughout the city. An engineer working for al Sabah newspaper, Aqeel Adnan, was kidnapped in the Wazariyah neighborhood. And, the combined U.S. and Iraqi soldiers who were conducting an operation on Haifa Street wrapped up their mission and calm returned to the area today despite continued troop presence and house-to-house searches.

In Mosul, mortars fell on a residential section; four girls at a high school, two women, and three children were injured in the attack. Gunmen fired into a bus station, killing a woman. And a nurse was killed when a private clinic was raided. Also, four Iraqi soldiers were injured on Tuesday night when a bomb exploded near their patrol. At least eight bodies were found scattered around Mosul.

In Madaen, gunmen killed two workers who were repairing a sabotaged water pipe.

Near Nukhaib, gunmen fired upon pilgrims returning from the haj; 12 were killed and 18 wounded.

A bomb at a petrol station in Mahmudiya killed two people. Mortars killed one person and injured four when the rounds landed on their home.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk injured the son of a police colonel and two others.

In Tal Afar, four died and 12 were wounded during a suicide bomber attack in a marketplace. Outside of town, a roadside bomb targeting the mayor’s convoy killed a child and wounded four, including three policemen and the mayor’s driver.

Four bodies, bearing gunshot and torture wounds, were found outside the town of Qaim.

In Mahaweel, four bodies were discovered; they were bound and gunshot.

Mortars fell on Fallujah and killed one person outside police headquarters.

A shot and bound body was found in Iskandariya.

In al Yousifiya, a booby-trapped car killed three and injured 11 others.

In Baquba, three gunmen were killed in a clash with Iraqi army troops. In a separate incident, police were able to difuse a bomb before it exploded.

Four bodies bearing torture marks were found in Alexandria.

Another four bodies were discovered near the Syrian border.

And one body was found on a road near Hilla; it bore torture marks.


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.