Tuesday: 3 GIs, 74 Iraqis Killed; 110 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, April 25, 2007

A day after a major attack against U.S. forces in Diyala province, two more U.S. servicemembers are reported killed in an unconfirmed incident in Karbala. However, the U.S. military did confirm that a Marine was killed today in Anbar province conducting combar operations. At least 74 Iraqis were also killed or found dead and 110 Iraqis were wounded in attacks.

A U.S. Marine was killed in combat in Anbar province today. In a separate unconfirmed incident, a bomb targeting a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol near Karbala killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded four others; two U.S. soldiers were reported by local media to have also been killed in the attack. Three Australian soldiers were wounded when a bomb blasted their vehicle in Nasariya. A roadside bomb in northern Baghdad targeted a U.S. convoy, but casualties were not reported. Also, the group Islamic State in Iraq claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a U.S. base that claimed the lives of nine GIs yesterday.

Another deadly bombing took place near Ramadi. This time, a suicide truck bomb killed 25 people and wounded 44, just east of town.

In Baghdad, two more car bombs were detonated in a parking lot across the street from the Iranian embassy, only a day after another bombing there; four people were wounded in today’s attack. Two coordinated roadside bombs blew up on Palestine Street; one attack caused no casualties while two people were killed and nine injured in the other bombing, which took place on a minibus. A roadside bomb in the Mansour district injured two people. Another roadside bomb injured two in Adhamiya. Mortars also fell in Jisr Diyala killing four and wounding ten others. Also, nineteen bodies were found scattered in several locations.

A bomb was placed inside a school locker belonging to the son of the electricity minister; one student was killed and two others injured.

Eight people were killed, 17 were injured, and six homes were set on fire near Baquba by men wearing Iraqi army uniforms.

Five bodies were discovered in Mosul.

Gunmen wounded three oil facilities protection personnel and stole about $300,000 in Basra. Also, police freed a kidnapping victim.

The Multi-National Force’s base in Diwaniya came under katyusha rocket attack, but no casualties were reported. Iraqi army troops shot and killed a police commando.

Two bodies were recovered from a river in Numaniya. Also, a roadside bomb blew up in front of a policeman’s home; the officer and two of his family members, including a child, were wounded.

Two civilians were shot and killed in Khalis.

A Katyusha rocket landed it Tal Afar, injuring two people.

Gunmen blew up a police station in Duluiyah after forcing the occupants to leave the building.

Three mortars targeted the Green Zone. One fell in the zone. The second fell near the river bank. The last landed in al-Jadiriya where it injured two civilians.

Two policemen were killed and three wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Fallujah.

In Baiji, a governor’s aide escaped an assassination attempt; three bodyguards were injured.

An army officer and his wife were kidnapped in Yathreb.


Compiled 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.