Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Feb. 9, 2007
During a series of raids, Coalition troops killed a number of alleged militia members. Also, sectarian violence continued throughout the country despite a security crackdown. Overall, 35 Iraqis were killed and 54 more were injured. Three American servicemembers and a British soldier were also killed in separate incidents.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed in combat in Anbar province yesterday. A British soldier was killed and three wounded in Basra during a roadside bomb explosion. An American vehicle was struck by a bomb near Hit; no one was injured.
In what is being described as a friendly fire incident, U.S. forces killed eight Kurdish Peshmerga militiamen and wounded eight more in Mosul; the U.S. military said they were targeting an al Qaeda cell.
In other Coalition raids, at least two gunmen were killed in Mosul and another was killed in Baquba. A man was injured near Taji when Coalition forces detained him after seeing him planting a roadside bomb. Also, four civilians were killed and two others injured during a U.S. raid in Duluiya; a police source complained that U.S. forces were not allowing emergency medical personnel into the area to recover the dead and wounded.
In Baghdad, clashes erupted between Iraqi police and gunmen in the Doura neighborhood; three civilians were killed and 10 were wounded.
A car bomb exploded near the home of a Kirkuk police colonel; seven were wounded, including the colonel and members of his family.
Two people were killed and eight wounded when a roadside bomb exploded at a marketplace near Hilla.
Thirteen people were kidnapped in Imam village; two were rescued immediately. Later, 11 bodies were fished out of the Maleh River in Mahaweel.
Two men were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting detonated prematurely in Muqdadiya.
Also, Turkish forces targeting PKK members shelled an area of Iraq near the Turkish border. No casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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