Thursday: 151 Iraqis, 2 Marines, 1 British Soldier Killed

Updated at 12:10 a.m. EST, March 2, 2007

In Iraq today, at least 151 people were reported killed or found dead, including several foreign militia members. Fifty-nine Iraqis were wounded as well. Also, two Marines and a British soldier were killed in separate incidents, and two GIs and a British soldier were wounded.

According to military authorities, two Marines were killed during combat operations yesterday. Two GIs were wounded when their helicopter made a "hard landing" south of Kirkuk thanks to mechanical failure. A British soldier was killed and a second wounded during separate attacks in Basra.

At Amaryit al Fallujuh, Iraqi forces killed 80 militants and arrested 50 more. Afghans and Arabs were among the dead. The clashes were in response to an attack on the village by militia.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded four others near Beirut Square. One man was killed and another kidnapped at gunpoint in Sadr City. Two policemen were injured when a bomb was tossed from a vehicle towards their patrol. Ten bodies were recovered in Baghdad on Wednesday and 15 more today. A member of parliament survived an assassination attempt. In the evening, a series of explosions rocked the Doura neighborhood; military authorities said it was part of an anti-militia offensive.

Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces killed 10 militia members in Muqdadiya.

During clashes between militants and police in Iskandariya, eight people died and 11 more were injured. Mortars killed three and wounded nine in a separate incident.

A roadside bomb targeting the head of police in Mosul killed one of his bodyguards and injured a second guard. Six dumped bodies were found yesterday.

A car bomb targeting a wedding convoy killed five people and wounded 10 others.

Four people were killed and 14 more injured when mortars fell in Habaniya last night.

U.S. troops killed two gunmen near Ramadi.

Two policemen were injured in Baquba when gunmen attacked their checkpoint.

In al-Hwaider, a mortar injured a child.

A roadside bomb in Mahaweel killed one and injured at least six others.

Gunmen killed four Shi’ite students driving away from Tikrit University.


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.