Updated at 1:08 a.m EST, March. 26, 2007
Although there were less attacks today, at least 78 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead, and another 63 were wounded in violent incidents. The U.S. military reported that four American soldiers were killed today when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol in Diyala. Meanwhile, another roadside bomb killed a GI on a route clearing mission in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, 22 dumped bodies were recovered from the city streets. A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier near Yarmouk Hospital. In the al-Sinak neighborhood a sniper killed a man. Mortars claimed two more lives and wounded five people in Abu Dsheer. A mortar injured a woman on Palestine Street. Also, the final toll in the Doura bombing yesterday was raised by 13 dead and 18 wounded; the new totals are 33 dead police officers, 20 wounded police officers and 24 injured civilians.
During security operations in the capital, Iraqi soldiers killed six suspects. Twelve security personnel were killed and 26 others were wounded. Two weapons caches were found and 16 suspects were detained in Ghazaliya.
A roadside bomb killed a Tikrit police captain and wounded three policemen.
Three people were injured during a checkpoint attack near the Iranian border at Sulaimaniyah.
A suspect was killed in Latifiya. Iraqi troops also arrested 71 others, found two car bombs and several weapons caches, all yesterday.
Twelve suspects were detained in Ishaqi.
No casualties were reported during an attack on the Diyala police directorate.
Clashes erupted between tribesmen and suspected al-Qaeda in the restive city of Ramadi.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis