Sunday: 76 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 71 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:20 a.m EST, March 12, 2007

At least 76 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead today and another 71 Iraqis were wounded. At least two significant bombings occurred in the capital while a third bombing targeted a political organization in Mosul. Roadside bombs killed an American servicemember in Baghdad and another in Salah ad Din province. A third soldier was killed in a non-combat related incident.

In Baghdad, a car bomb blasted a truck ferrying pilgrims from Karbala through central Baghdad’s Karrada district; 32 people were killed and 24 wounded. One Iraqi soldier was killed and another wounded when a car bomb in the Yarmouk district was set off. A suicide bomber blew himself up on a minibus near Mustansiriya Square; ten were killed and eight wounded. Five were killed and six injured during a car bomb attack in central Baghdad. Also, one gunman was killed, three security guards were injured, and 77 suspected militiamen were arrested during security operations.

Two people were shot dead in Mashru.

In the Shula district, gunmen shot dead tribal leader Amar al-Zigam.

Iraqi troops killed three militiamen and arrested five in Ramadi.

Gunmen killed a former Baath Party member in Diwaniya.

A roadside bomb killed three policemen and wounded seven others while they were dismantling a roadside bomb in Mussayab. Two men were killed in a drive-by shooting perpetrated by men in army uniforms.

In Mosul, a blast at the Iraqi Islamic Party’s headquarters killed three guards and wounded two others; an unidentified body found at the scene is thought to belong to a suicide bomber. A gunman was killed and another arrested during clashes.

At a Shi’ite Party office in Kut, a bomb exploded but caused no casualites.

Two bodies were found in Daquq.

The body of a drowned Iraqi soldier was recovered in Basra.

In Balad Ruz, five construction workers were killed and 10 wounded when a bomb exploded near a truck carrying them.

A roadside bomb killed two women in Mahmudiya, and injured another woman and an infant.

Six more wounded were reported after a Katyusha rocket struck a Kirkuk bus station yesterday.

Dozens of Sunni families were forced to flee after gunmen set fire to about 30 homes.

A U.S. base in Fallujah and another in al-Saqlawiyah were attacked by mortars and rockets, but no casualties were reported. A Coalition vehicle was damaged in Hit and an Iraqi army one in Falluha.

U.S. forces wounded a man and his son when they opened fire on them in Basra.


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.