Updated at 1:40 a.m. EST, Feb. 20, 2007
Despite a security crackdown, violence continues unabated in Iraq. At least, 102 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 129 were wounded in various attacks around the country. Also, eight GIs and a National Guard member were killed in separate incidents; another 19 American soldiers were wounded in one of the attacks.
At a U.S. outpost near Baghdad today, two U.S. soldiers were killed and 17 others were wounded during a coordinated attack on them. Three soldiers were killed and two injured by a roadside bomb south of the capital today as well. The U.S. military also reported that a Marine was killed on Saturday, another Marine on Sunday, and a soldier died on Sunday, all three during separate combat incidents in Anbar province. Also, a National Guard member died from a non-combat related injury.
In Baghdad, Iraqi authorities are reporting that the security crackdown has netted the arrests or deaths of over a hundred militants since its inception; however, violence continues: Two roadside bombs killed six people and injured 40 more in the Zaafaraniya district. In the Karrada area, a bomb in a minibus killed seven and wounded 11 people. An evening mortar attack left 11 people dead and 10 injured in southern Baghdad neighborhood. Also, twenty bodies were found dumped on the streets.
In Baiji, the governor of Salah ad Din province went uninjured during a roadside bomb attack which killed three of his bodyguards and wounded four more.
Thirteen members of a Sunni family were killed after suspected al-Qaeda members dragged them off a minibus near Falluja; the family, which included small children, was returning from a funeral. At an army barrack in town, soldiers repelled an attack; an unspecified number of casualties occurred.
Eleven were killed and four injured in Ramadi when two suicide car bombs exploded outside the home of a tribal leader.At least five more people were wounded at a police checkpoint.
In Dhuluiya, a suicide car bomber attempted to kill an army chief; the bomber killed five people and wounded 12 others.
At a checkpoint near Tikrit, gunmen killed three and wounded four. In town, seven militants were arrested in town and their cache of explosives detonated in a controlled explosion.
Eight dumped bodies were discovered in Mosul. Two policemen were gunned down in separate events.
Two dumped bodies were found near Mussayab.
A policeman was killed and three others were wounded during a search of a booby-trapped home in Tal Afar.
A car bomb killed six and wounded 30 others in Mahmudiya.
In al-Qura Ghawli, clashes broke out during a combined raid by U.S.-Iraqi forces. No casualties were reported, but scores of gunmen were arrested.
Coalition forces killed a man during a shootout in Basra.
Ten people were kidnapped in al-Katon.
Two bodies were turned in to the hospital at Khalis.
Four people were killed at eight wounded during an attack at a checkpoint in Anbar province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis