Tuesday: 104 Iraqis, 3 GIs; 51 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:40 a.m. EDT, April, 18, 2007

Although there were less attacks today, at least 104 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 51 wounded in violence. Security forces reported killing 25 suspects during operations in Suwayra. Also, three U.S. servicemembers were reported killed, and British base in Basra also came under attack; one British soldier was wounded.

The Department of Defense reported on the deaths of two soldiers in Anbar province. (Here and here.) Also, a Marine was killed in a non-combat related shooting incident in Anbar province. In Mashada, a driver was paid to drive a truck loaded with gasoline and explosives to a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint, but the vehicle overturned before reaching its destination.

In Baghdad, 25 dumped bodies were found. Gunmen in the Saidiya district killed a university professor. In the greater Amil area, gunmen killed one person and wounded three more. In Mansour, two policemen and one soldier were injured in clashes with gunmen. One person was killed and four wounded during a mortar attack in the Amiriyah neighborhood. Four people were injured during a mortar attack in Doura. A roadside bomb injured four police officers. Also, bombs went off in Qasadiya and Amiriyah without causing casualities, and gunmen attacked Ghazaliya without harming anyone.

Also in the capital, a U.S. tank was damaged by a roadside bomb in the Amil district; one juvenile bystander was injured. U.S. forces killed three militants after they attacked an armored vehicle. Near Qadisiyah, U.S. forces killed one civilian. Clashes between gunmen and combined U.S.-Iraqi forces resulted in one civilian death and one injured person.

Seventeen decomposed bodies were found in a Ramadi school.

A car bomb at a Hawija petrol station killed three people and wounded four more.

In Mosul, a tribal leader was wounded and his son was killed. Gunmen also killed a police Brigadier and two of his guards. Clashes erupted between gunmen and U.S. troops, but no casualties were reported. Also, nine dumped bodies were found.

An oil tanker exploded near Mosul killed one person and injured four Iraqi soldiers.

Iraqi and multi-national troops killed 25 gunmen during security operations in Suwayra. Three bodies were fished out of the Tigris River; two were shot and the third decapitated.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded three people, including a policeman. Another IED injured a civilian and a policemen. A hair stylist was killed and a client was wounded during an attack; several barbers have reported receiving death threats.

The bodies of four men, including three policemen, were found shot in and around Diwaniya. Echo base came under mortar attack again, but no casualties were reported.

Near Fallujah in al-Habsa village, an Iraqi army barracks was attacked, but the number of casualties was not reported.

Two kidnap victims were freed in Muthanna village; a number of people were arrested.

A man was killed in al-Shurqat has he was planting a bomb.

When 25 displaced families attempted to return to Abu Saida, gunmen attacked them, killing two and injured five.

A mortar attack at Nahr al-Iman wounded four people.

A Qusaibaa policeman was injured in an attack.

Five employees were injured during a mortar attack on a Baquba hospital.


Casualites by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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