Sunday: 4 GIs, 1 British Soldier, 72 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, April 30, 2007

Violence subsided a day after a significant attack in Karbala. However, at least 72 Iraqis were reported killed and 47 wounded in violence today. Three American soldiers were killed in eastern Baghdad today, when they struck a roadside bomb; an Iraqi interpreter was also killed. Another GI was killed by small arms fire yesterday. In Basra, a British soldier was killed while on patrol.

In Baghdad, 11 dumped bodies were found. A roadside three people and wounded eight in the restive Za’afaraniya area. An Iraqi radio-journalist, Amal al-Mudarriss, was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt near her western Baghdad home. Two mosque guards were killed and seven others were wounded when Katyusha rockets fell in the Adhamiya neighborhood. Three sweepers were gunned down, also in Adhamiya. An Iraqi soldier was killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in western Baghdad. In Ur, a security official and eight employees were kidnapped and then released. A railway official was also kidnapped.

Also in the capital, U.S. forces launched an artillery barrage against suspected militant locations in the Doura area and raided al-Sadr offices in Kadhamiya.

In Kut, a roadside bomb exploded near the home of city council member Jawad Magtouf, killing his nine-year-old son and wounding nine family members. He represents the Sadr movement in council. In a separate incident, gunmen attacked a police patrol, killing three officers and wounding four others.

One civilian was killed and another wounded during shelling around Tal Afar.

Gunmen kidnapped several men near Samarra and set fire to their fuel trucks.

A bike bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Haditha destroyed a Humvee. The number of casualties was unspecified.

A roadside bomb in Duluiya targeted a U.S. patrol. Their vehicle was destroyed but no casualties were reported.

The tally from yesterday’s bombing in Karbala rose by two dead and eight wounded.

An Iraqi army base in Fallujah came under mortar fire, but no casualties were reported.

One person was killed on a Balad motorway.

A dumped body bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Baiji.

In Baquba, gunmen attacked a minibus carrying female students; one student was killed and five injured. A woman was seriously injured north of town when gunmen opened fire on a civilian car. Ten dumped bodies were recovered. A disembodied head was also found.

One civilian was killed and three wounded when mortars and rockets landed in Bani Saad.

A least 25 people were killed and several more wounded when a car bomb blew up in the Basra area.

U.S. troops reported arresting 72 suspects during overnight raids. The Iraqi army reported killing two suspects and arresting 112 more in raids. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed during operations and one kidnap victim was freed.


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.