Updated at 2:10 a.m. EDT, Apr. 3, 2007
At least 84 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 280 Iraqis were wounded in violent attacks. Also, 10 people were abducted at a fake checkpoint. In the largest incident, about 200 were wounded and 13 killed, including a GI, during a truck bombing in Kirkuk. Altogether, three Americans and one British soldier died in four separate attacks today.
An American soldier died during the truck bombing in Kirkuk. A second GI was killed during combat operations today in Anbar Province. A roadside bomb killed a U.S. servicemember in Fuhaylat. Also, a British soldier died in Basra, the second in as many days.
Thirteen people were killed and about 200 were wounded during a truck bomb attack in the northern city of Kirkuk. Many children are believed to be among the dead and injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise. At least one American soldier was among the dead; two others were injured.
The bodies of 23 men were found near Baquba in Bani Saad; among the dead were 19 who were kidnapped together at a fake checkpoint yesterday. Today, 10 more people were abducted from a fake checkpoint.
In Baghdad, 14 dumped bodies were found scattered throughout town. A suicide car bomber drove into a police checkpoint in the Doura neighborhood where he killed two people and wounded five others. Near a Bayaa area courthouse, a car bomb killed four and wounded ten. Elsewhere, an interior ministry motorcade came under fire; two guards were seriously wounded. Two guards were killed and three more wounded by a roadside bomb in Bab al Muathim. A roadside bomb in Qahira injured three people. A mortar damaged a school. In al-Ghadeer, a sniper killed an Iraqi soldier, while an off-duty Iraqi soldier was gunned down at a checkpoint in Yarmouk. Also, mortars fell in several neighborhoods late yesterday where they killed one person and wounded 20 more. And, the body of a Baghdad University director was found two days after he was kidnapped.
A suicide bomber killed four people and wounded 30 near a popular Khalis restaurant.
Gunmen killed a police officer in Amara.
Mortars injured two civilians in Hibhib.
Mortar rounds fell on a U.S. base in Haditha, but casualties were not reported.
In Diyala province, clashes took place at Iraqi army headquarters in Ghalbia. Also, five civilians were injured when the were fired upon; the injured had to be taken to Baghdad as routes to other hospitals were too dangerous to use.
A truck carrying rice to Mandii was bombed; the blast destroyed seven months of food rations.
Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested at least 50 suspects in Dour, including the mayor. Two suspected al-Qaeda were arrested in Ramadi. Nine people were detained in Latifiya. Three gunmen were arrested in Karbala. Also, Iraqi forces killed two suspects during security operations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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