Friday: 3 GIs, 47 Iraqis Killed; 37 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:59 p.m. EDT, April 27, 2007

As usual, Fridays are quiet in Iraq, and this day was no exception. Only 47 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead and 37 Iraqis were wounded in attacks. Also, three Marines were killed in Anbar Province during combat operations.

Friday is the weekly prayer day. In order to protect worshippers, vehicle bans are imposed in several locations; this helps curb the use of car bombs. Also, it is considered a day off for local journalists.

Senior officials denied earlier reports that dozens of people were killed or wounded in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint between Tal Afar and Mosul.

In Mussayab, gunmen opened fire on the home of a guard who works for a member of parliament; three people were killed in the attack.

A detainee was murdered by other inmates at the U.S.-run Camp Bucca.

A Kirkuk human rights activist was shot and killed near his home. Three dumped bodies were found. Also, a roadside bomb injured one person late yesterday.

A roadside bomb killed one civilian in Mosul. East of the city, another roadside bomb killed one and injured three more.

In Baghdad, seven bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods. A mortar shell wounded two civilians in the Shula neighborhood. In Jisr Diyala, a separate mortar round fell but injured no one. In the Nahwaran neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed one person and injured a second. Also, authorities are experimenting with explosives detection machines, and work on the controversial Adhamiya wall resumed.

U.S. forces arrested at least nine suspects in Salman Pak and Mosul.

A university professor was gunned down in eastern Fallujah.

A suicide bombing which targeted the home of the chief of Hit police killed at least 15 people and wounded 25 others. Five gunmen were arrested in Khanaquin.

North of Kirkuk at Kisk, a suicide bomber killed four policemen and injured five others at a checkpoint.

The airport in Basra was targeted by indirect fire.

Six bodies were fished out of the Tigris River, south of Baghdad.

Three bodies were found in Baquba.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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