Updated at 12:05 a.m. EST, Feb. 21, 2007
At least 41 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 221 wounded in several incidents, including a dirty bomb attack north of the capital. Also, one American soldier died of non-combat related wounds in Baghdad yesterday, a second GI was shot dead on Sunday in Baghdad, and a third soldier died today in Anbar Province.
In Baghdad, car bomb killed six and wounded 14 near a petrol station in the Saidiya district. A suicide car bomber exploded his cargo in the Doura area where it killed five and injured 30 others. Seven mourners were killed and 20 wounded during an attack on a funeral on Palestine Street. Also, the bodies of a journalist and his cousin were found a week after they disappeared.
Just north of the capital near Taji, an apparent “dirty bomb” was used to kill nine people and sicken over 150 others; a bomb placed on a chlorine truck exploded releasing the truck’s toxic gases near a roadside restaurant.
On a highway near al-Azim, gunmen killed three truck drivers and set their vehicles on fire.
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and a third wounded during a roadside bomb attack near Hawija. An oil facility guard was wounded when a roadside bomb blasted his patrol.
A suicide bomber in Tikrit was shot dead before he completed his mission.
During clashes in Buhriz, a Humvee struck a roadside bomb which killed four Iraqi soldiers aboard.
Gunmen were repelled at Jumaylah, but an explosives-laden truck injured three, including the driver, a policeman and a civilian.
In Samawa, the Muthanna provincial council vice chairman was shot dead.
Two people were injured in Basra when mortars aimed at British targets landed on their home instead.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis