Updated at 1:15 a.m. EST, Mar. 6, 2007
At least 126 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead and another 196 Iraqis were injured, including 30 people who had been held captive and tortured in southern Iraq. Also, bombings and shootings continued in Baghdad despite the security crackdown. Three American military deaths were also reported.
The U.S. military reported that a soldier was killed and another wounded south of Tikrit when they struck a roadside bomb. On Friday, a Marine was killed in combat in Anbar province, and a soldier died due to non-combat related causes in Baghdad.
Baghdad was rocked by bombs today. A suicide car bomber attacked the historic bookseller’s district, killing 38, injuring 105, and inflicting significant damage. In the Adel area, a car bomb killed a man and wounded three others. Two pilgrims were killed and ten injured by a roadside bomb in central Baghdad. At Doura Junction, a roadside bomb injured five pilgrims.
In Baghdad’s Adhamiya district, the bodies of six people, including children, were discovered. In two separate shootings in southern Baghdad, five pilgrims were killed and 17 wounded as they were headed to Karbala for a religious observance. Also, 20 bodies were found scattered in western Baghdad on Sunday and 15 more were found today.
Ten gunmen were killed, two were wounded and 68 arrested in and around Baghdad as part of security operations. Two members of the security force were killed and seven more were wounded.
Thirty torture victims were freed in southern Iraq.
Five policemen were killed and five soldiers were injured during drive-by shootings in Ishaqi. Yesterday, four policemen were wounded at a garden party.
Four bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found in Tuz Khormato and Sulaiman Bek.
Four policemen were ambushed and killed north of al-Khalis.
An Iraqi soldier was killed and two more injured when a bomb blasted their patrol in Fallujah.
A former Baath Party member was gunned down in Diwaniya.
In Kirkuk, gunmen shot dead a policeman who was out driving in a car.
Gunmen killed one man in Abu Saida and kidnapped two others.
An attack on a convoy in Diyala province left two gunmen dead.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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