Sunday: 5 GIs, 78 Iraqis Killed; 63 Iraqis Wounded

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 retaliatory attack on a mosque south of Baghdad left two people injured and 15 attackers dead.

A roadside bomb killed a Tikrit police captain and wounded three policemen.

Five bodies were found in Mosul. Gunmen killed Ali Amin, who was the director of a gas factory. Also, forty policemen who had been fired because of a de-Baathification law have been re-instated.

In Baquba, five bodies were found. A suicide car bomber killed two soldiers at a checkpoint. Fifteen men who had been kidnapped in town on Tuesday were released in nearby Hibhib.

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.

A day after a mosque was bombed in Haswa, U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with gunmen. Five people were wounded.

Clashes erupted between tribesmen and suspected al-Qaeda in the restive city of Ramadi.

Clashes between U.S. forces and militiamembers also took place in Fallujah, al-Rutba and Baghdad.


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.