Updated at 12:41 a.m. EST, Feb. 5, 2007
A day after a large bombing attack killed or injured hundreds in Baghdad, smaller bombings continued to plaque the capital. Throughout the country, 115 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 127 were injured in various attacks. The U.S. military reported that one soldier was killed during combat operations in Tikrit. Also, the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced that they believe over 1000 people died in the last week due to increasing violence.
U.S. forces reportedly injured Suhad Shakir, an anchor for the Iraqiya network when they fired upon her car. In Tikrit, U.S. forces raided the homes of Sheikh Hamed Ekab and Dr. Basim al-Gaishi. Another U.S. team killed a local leader in Moqtada al-Sadr’s movement; Ali Kadhem was shot outside his home in al-Howayder.
In Baghdad, a car bomb in the Doura neighborhood killed four and wounded nine. Six people were killed and 15 injured when a car bomb exploded at a bus stop in the Karada district. In the al-Kesra area, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed four officers and injured four others. In central Baghdad, a bomb killed two and wounded four others. A roadside bomb killed one and injured five people in the Illam neighborhood. A mortar round fell on a home in the Karrada district, killing a woman and two children. At dusk, mortar attacks began anew in the Adhamiyah district where 15 were killed and 56 wounded.
Also in the capital, the Iraqi army killed 18 militants and arrested 88 more. Gunmen killed two employees of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and wounded three others in an attack in northeastern Baghdad. An employee from the Justice Ministry was gunned down in a separate incident. In the Mansour district, gunmen killed two people and wounded a third person. Gunmen also stormed the passport office in Karkh; the number of casualties was not reported. In the Amil district, clashes between gunmen and police left seven dead and 11 wounded. And 33 bodies were found dumped throughout Baghdad.
In Basra, a local leader in Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s movement, Sheikh Khalil al-Maliki, was shot dead.
Four officers were killed when a car bomb blasted their patrol in Khalis. A bomb at a marketplace killed seven people and injured 10 others.
One soldier was killed and another wounded during an ambush near Riyadh.
The body of Colonel Aqil al-Jenabi was found near Hilla.
In Kinaan, a motorcycle bomb killed one and wounded five others in a popular marketplace.
Gunmen killed two people in Muqdadiyah.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb injured two police officers. A man constructing home-made bombs was killed when they blew up inside his home.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis