Wednesday: 60 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 37 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:05 a.m. EST, Mar. 15, 2007

At least 60 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead today and another 37 Iraqis were injured in lighter than normal violence. The worst attack killed 10 and wounded over two dozen more at a marketplace in northern Iraq. During combat in the Diyala Province yesterday, three soldiers were wounded and nine more were injured. Also, a Marine was reported killed yesterday in Anbar Province during combat operations.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed the head of the Adhamiya municipality, Mudhafer al-Ubaidi, and his guard; Ubaidi’s son was also wounded in the attack. Two people were killed and four wounded when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in the Yarmouk district. In the Saydiya neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed two people. Iraqi troops raided an eastern Baghdad housing complex occupied by Palestinian refugees; three gunmen were killed and 25 were arrested including some Palestinians. Also, 16 bodies were discovered scattered around in several neighborhoods.

A bomb killed eight and wounded 25 in a Tuz Khormato marketplace.

In Mosul, mortars killed a man and his child and wounded four others in a residential district. Gunmen killed three policemen. Also, two bodies were found on the western edge of town.

Four disembodied heads were found in Baquba.

Three off-duty policemen were gunned down near Hilla.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a storeowner then kidnapped his brother. A roadside bomb targeting the Police Chief injured two bodyguards instead. South of the city, a roadside bomb killed a motorist.

In Fallujah, fierce clashes broke out between gunmen and gunmen and Iraqi soldiers. U.S. troops killed two janitors as they were shooting from their base towards a mosque. Two bodies bearing gunshot and torture marks were found near Falluja.

Two policemen were killed during a drive-by shooting in Diwaniya last night.

A Sunni mosque was badly damaged in a bomb attack in Iskandariya; no casualties were reported.

Gunmen killed military intelligence officer and kidnapped two more in Amara.

Two Accordance Party members escaped injury during a roadside bomb blast that targeted their convoy in Mamun.

Three civilians were gunned down in two separate attacks in the Diyala province.

In Tikrit, three people were killed when a roadside bomb was detonated. A separate bomb north of the city took one life.



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.