Tuesday: 41 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 221 Iraqis Wounded

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

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.