Updated at 1:06 a.m, May 1, 2007
At least 119 Iraqis were killed or wounded today and another 158 Iraqis were injured, thanks to the ongoing violence in the country. Significant bombings took place in Baghdad and Mosul, while a police station was attack in Mosul. Also, a Marine was killed in Anbar province.
The U.S. military reported that a Marine was killed in Anbar province yesterday during combat operations. At least 104 American servicemembers have been killed in this month, making April one of the bloodiest months since the invasion.
In Baghdad, mortars killed one person and injured six in a northern Shi’ite neighborhood. A bus bomb badly damaged an important tunnel in western Baghdad; two people were killed and 15 injured in the attack. A mortar in al-Shabb killed one resident and injured nine others. In Abu Dsheer, mortars killed two people and wounded five others. Six residents were killed and eight wounded by mortars falling in Hussiniya. One person was killed and another wounded when mortars fell in Albu Etha. In Baiyaa, a car bomb killed one and wounded six, while a roadside bomb killed four and injured nine others. A roadside bomb wounded two in nearby Doura. In Mansour, a roadside bomb exploded without causing injuries. A bomb near Talbiya bridge killed one person and injured four. A suicide car bomber injured four people in Hay al-Jamiya. In eastern Baghdad, one person was killed and six more wounded in a roadside bombing. Also, mortars fell on the Green Zone late Monday; casualties were unspecified.
Also, in the capital, U.S. troops killed eight gunmen during operations on Sunday. And, an Iraqi soldier was killed in Kadhamiya. A retired brigadier and a ministry official were killed in separate incidents. And, 27 unidentified bodies were recovered.
A suicide bomber wandered into a funeral tent in Khalis; at least 32 have died and 52 more were wounded. Two bodies were found.
In Mosul, a police station came under attack. Six gunmen were killed and two more were wounded. A car bomb killed two policemen and wounded three others. In two separate incidents, two Kurdistan Democratic Party members were gunned down.
West of Ramadi, a chlorine-laden tanker blew up at a restaurant; six people were killed and 10 wounded.
Gunmen in Yusufiya killed two people, including an Iraqi contractor, during a drive-by shooting. A roadside bomb was detonated but caused no injuries.
Six bodies were recovered from two rivers in Suwayra.
An Iraqi police brigadier was kidnapped in Baiji.
A bomb near a girls’ school in Tarmiyah was safely dismantled before it could hurt the students.
In related news, explosives were accidentally detonated during transport in Basra; five people were killed and 16 wounded during the event. British bases in town came under mortar attack as well.
A bomb in Baquba injured seven people, including children. A bomb near a motorcade belonging to a Diyala council chairman was targeted by a roadside bomb; no one was injured.
Also, U.S. forces released 73 detainees in Fallujah, at the request of tribal chiefs.
Seven bodies were brought in to the Kut morgue.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis