Wednesday: 44 Iraqis, 1 GI, 1 Briton Killed; 66 Iraqis Injured

Updated: 12:55 p.m. EST, March 1, 2007

At least 44 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 66 more injured in several smaller incidents. Also, a British soldier was shot dead in Basra. British bases were also shelled but no damage was reported. The U.S. military reported that one American soldier was killed by smalls arms fire in western Baghdad on Tuesday.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed ten people and wounded 21 others near a Bayaa vegetable market; at least four more explosions were heard after the bombing. Two policemen were killed and four others wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a police station. Mortars fell on a southwestern residential neighborhood, wounding nine civilians. Also, the body of a police colonel missing for two months was found in northern Baghdad.

Coalition troops killed eight gunmen in Taji and arrested several others.

Two brothers of a prominent Sunni politician were killed in Muqdadiyah.

Mortars fell on Mahmudiya killing one and wounding four more members of the same family. Also, three roadside bombs were set off; one person was killed and three others wounded during the explosions.

A roadside bomb injured four Iraqi soldiers in Kirkuk. Also, police Colonel Ghazi Ali survived a second assassination attempt.

The body of a man shot in the head was found in Himreen.

In Mosul, gunmen killed Abdul-Hadi Mahmoud who was the head of the office issuing identity cards and his driver and another companion.

A man and a woman were killed when mortars fell in Iskandariya.

Mortars killed two Iraqi policemen when they landed on a Hilla checkpoint.

No casualties were reported when mortars fell on a base in Garma.

In al-Hadid, one gunman was killed and a captive freed during a raid.

U.S. forces killed two Iraqis who were planting a bomb in Tikrit. Also, a taxi driver was killed and a body was found, in separate incidents.

Mortars landed at an al-Khalidiyah marketplace where they killed four and wounded six others.

One person was killed and 14 more wounded when mortars fell on al-Maail.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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