After several days of increased violence, the attacks have tapered off somewhat. However, 67 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 96 were injured. The Iraqi government release new figures on Tuesday’s Tal Afar bombing that make it the single deadliest event since the start of the war in Iraq. Also a GI died of non-combat-related causes in Baghdad.
The Iraqi government released a final total for Tuesday’s truck bombing in Tal Afar. The incident claimed the lives of 152 Iraqis and wounded another 347, making this the deadliest single bombing of the war. Also, the U.S. military denied involvement in yesterday’s deadly air strike in Sadr City.
In Baghdad, five people were killed and 22 wounded during a car bombing outside Sadr City’s Sadrayn hospital. In Amil, a roadside bomb injured three policemen in Amil. American forces killed a woman and child walking in the Saydiya neighborhood. Two citizens were wounded by a roadside bomb in Obeidi. In the Zafaraniyah area, a grenade was tossed at a park where it injured two children who were playing soccer. A roadside bomb in Sleikh and a mortar in Adhamiyah caused no casualties. In Husseiniyah, mortars wounded three people on Friday. An employee of al-Iraqiya TV was gunned down while driving in his car. Gunmen killed one person and wounded a second in the Amil neighborhood. Another dumped body was found on Friday, and thirteen bodies were recovered today.
A bomb killed a Kirkuk policeman and wounded two civilians. Eight people were killed and two more wounded when gunmen attacked a vehicle carrying workers to an Iraqi army base; four brothers were among the wounded.
Four were killed and 23 injured in a car bomb attack in Hilla.
In Tuz Khormato, a suicide car bombing killed two Shi’ite laborers and wounded 11 more.
Five bodies, blindfolded and handcuffed were recovered from the Tigris River near Suwayra, where many bodies are often discovered. A bomb at a bus station killed three civilians and wounded seven others.
In Tal Afar yesterday, four Sunnis were killed.
A car bomb targeting police wounded ten people in Mosul.
In Mahmudiya, three mortar rounds fell on on a residential area where they killed two people and wounded four more.
A roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded another person in Duluiya.
Gunmen in Diwaniya killed a contractor and his nephew; the contractor’s brother was wounded in the attack.
In Fallujah, gunmen killed a senior officer from the former Iraqi army.
Mortar rounds were fired at a U.S. base near Fallujah, but no casualties were reported.
Four people were killed and two more wounded during clashes in al Botoama village in the Diyala province.
Three civilians and two gunmen were killed in separate events in Baquba.
Gunmen killed one person in Muqdadiyah.
The Iraqi Army arrested 110 suspects in Kanaan, while the U.S. military arrested 16 more south of Baghdad. And, 212 were arrested in Baghdad. Three were arrested in Basra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis