Wednesday: 2 GIs, 39 Iraqis Killed; 17 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:50 p.m. EDT, April 11, 2007

Today was significantly calmer in Iraq with only 39 reported Iraqi deaths and 17 injured across the country. A U.S. soldier was killed today by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad. A second soldier was reported killed; the death occurred yesterday when the soldier’s unit was attacked in southern Baghdad.

In Baghdad, eleven dumped bodies were recovered; it is believed these daily body dumps are caused by sectarian violence. An electricity ministry official and his driver were assassinated in the Suleikh district. Gunmen also shot and killed a teacher, in the Amil district. A bomb attack in Amiriya wounded one civilian.

Nine shot and torture bodies, including one belonging to a woman were found in Mosul. A policeman was killed and eight others were wounded during a police car explosion. Two gunmen were injured during an attack on a Kurdish town.

Six bodies were recovered in Fallujah. An explosion destroyed the home of a police officer.

Five bodies were turned in to the morgue in Khalis.

U.S. forces killed a gunman and arrested 13 others in Arab Jabour.

In separate incidents, two Kut policemen were shot to death outside their homes. Six gunmen were arrested in a western region during security operations.

A roadside bomb in Hilla killed a policeman and wounded three others.

Three people were injured during a mortar attack a village near al-Wahda.

Policemen arrested a photographer for filming an attack on a police patrol.

No one was injured when the British base at Basra airport came under indirect fire.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.