Saturday: 128 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 160 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:28 a.m. EST, Mar. 25, 2007

At least 128 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead today and another 160 were wounded in various incidents, including bomb attacks in Baghdad, Haswa, Qaim and Tal Afar. Also, A U.S. soldier was blasted dead in Baghdad on Friday, a second was killed in combat in Anbar province, and a third soldier succumbed on Wednesday to wounds received a week earlier in a roadside bomb attack south of the capital.

U.S. air strikes killed three gunmen in Ar Rutbah; a fourth gunman detonated his bomb vest before he could be captured. Witnesses in Suwayra claim that U.S. forces gunned down a former Iraqi army officer and his driver while wounding a third Iraqi.

In Baghdad’s Doura neighborhood, a suicide truck bomber killed 20 people and wounded 26 others at a police station. In Abu Dsheer, a mortar shell killed three and wounded seven more; later, another mortar fell and injured five others. Another mortar attack, this one in Tariq area, killed a woman and injured three more people from her family. Three people were wounded during an explosion in Sadiya. Two civilians were injured in the crossfire from a clash between Iraqi army and gunmen in the Camp Sara area. The director of the al-Karama hospital was gunned down in Bayaa. Also, 11 bodies were discovered in Baghdad and six were fished out of the Tigris just south of town.

In Haswa, a suicide truck bomber killed 11 people and wounded 45 more near a mosque.

Near the Syrian border at Qaim, three simultaneous car bombs killed 20 and wounded 30 more.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Tal Afar marketplace, killing eight and wounding ten people.

Twelve bodies were found in Fallujah. Four people were killed in clashes between U.S. forces and gunmen.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and three wounded on Friday when they were attacked in Riyadh.

Guards at the Wihda power station killed five people who were attacking the facility last night.

A bullet-riddled body belonging to a military intelligence officer was found in Diwaniya.

Nine people were wounded in Hilla when a roadside bomb was detonated.

A chlorine truck bomb was discovered in Ramadi before it could be used. Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded when a joint U.S-Iraqi checkpoint was attacked.

Fierce clashes followed an attack by gunmen at an army checkpoint in Hay al-Jamiya; at least one soldier was killed and two others were wounded.

Two gunmen were killed during clashes in Diyala.

A policeman was gunned down in Mosul, but two explosive devices were defused before they could hurt anyone.

Southwest of Kirkuk, Iraqi army troops and gunmen clashed, leaving two Iraqi soldiers dead and five more wounded.

Four bodies were found in Suwayra.

Two civilians were killed and three wounded by mortars in Khan Bani Saad

Nine people were kidnapped in Muqdadiyah.

Four bodies were found in and near Tikrit.


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.