Updated at 1:05 a.m. EST, Jan. 28, 2007
The U.S. military announced that seven U.S. servicemembers were killed and three wounded. Also, at least 92 Iraqi were killed or found dead today and another 83 were wounded in various attacks throughout the country. Baghdad continues to be rocked by various explosion, many in the form of car bombs and mortar attacks.
According to military authorities, seven more GIs have been killed. One soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Diyala province on Friday. Another roadside bomb, also in Diyala on Friday, killed another soldier and wounded three GIs. Two more GIs died in Baghdad on Thursday and three servicemembers were killed in unspecified locations today.
Coalition forces rescued eight torture victims in Arab Jabour. In a raid south of Baquba, U.S. forces killed 14 suspected militia members. Clashes broke out in Fallujah after gunmen attacked an American base; no casualties were reported. Also, a rocket that landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone injured two people at the U.S. embassy; the two victims were not part of the embassy staff. A mortar landed at the consulate in Hilla as well, but no casualties were reported.
In Baghdad, 40 bodies, two belonging to women, were dumped in several Baghdad neighborhoods. At least one suicide bomber detonated two car bombs in a mostly-Shi’ite neighborhood; 15 people were killed and 55 were wounded in the attack. Mortars fell in Hurriya where one person was killed and ten injured, in Camp Sara where one person was wounded, and on Palestine Street where another person suffered injuries. Iraqi police killed three militia members. Last night, gunmen stormed a Shi’ite home in the Amil district where they killed five members of one family. In the Karrada neighborhood, gunmen in police uniforms kidnapped eight people from a computer store.
Also in the capital, the Sunni Iraqi People’s Congress is demanding that the shelling of Sunni neighborhoods be stopped by the Iraqi government; according to them, the Adil neighborhood has received over 50 rounds since Friday morning.
In Kirkuk, two bound bodies were found. Gunmen attacked a minibus, killing two people and wounding four others. A car bomb killed two suicide bombers in a mostly-Shi’ite neighborhood, while a roadside bomb injured four civilians elsewhere.. Katyusha rockets fell on the airport, which also doubles as a U.S. base; no casualties were reported.
Five bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. Bodies regularly are seen floating in the river there and they often get caught in the network of irrigation gates. The town is about 25 miles south of Baghdad.
In Ramadi, the head of the local chapter of the Iraqi National Congress, Saad Hussein al-Alwani, was found dead a day after he was kidnapped; the secular group is headed by Ahmed Chalabi.
Near Hawija, a roadside bomb injured four people.
Outside Iskandariya, gunmen killed two people and wounded two others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis