Tuesday: 1 GI, 1 Briton, 63 Iraqis Killed, 47 Wounded; al-Masri Reported Killed

Updated at 6:30 p.m. EDT, May 1, 2007

At least 63 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 47 Iraqis were wounded in violent attacks. In unconfirmed reports, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayoub al-Masry, was reported killed as well. Also, one GI and one British soldier were killed in separate non-combat incidents.

The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayoub al-Masry, was reported killed by tribesmen or by other militants in the Taji area. The death is unconfirmed.

In Baghdad, clashes broke out in the al-Amil neighborhood; casualties occurred on both sides but the number was not reported. Four people were killed and six wounded when mortars fell on residential Baiyaa; later in the day, another person was killed and two others injured in fresh shelling. Mortars also fell in Saidiya, but they caused no injuries. In Doura, random gunfire killed one person and inured two others. One person lost their life and seven were injured by a mortar attack in al-Ealam. Mortars in Jihad killed one and injured six. A roadside bomb in al-Bunouk killed one person and wounded two others. In the Ur neighborhood, an explosion damaged over a dozen shops. Also, 15 dumped bodies were found.

In Iskandariya, 11 minibus passengers were attacked and killed late Monday; three others were injured.

Ten bullet-riddled bodies were recovered in Baquba.

Three minibus riders were killed and five wounded at a fake checkpoint in Latifiya.

In Hilla, an explosive device killed one person. Mortars fell on a home wounding three people from one family. In a random shooting, three people were killed and five wounded.

During a drive-by shooting in Mussayab, gunmen killed one worker and wounded three others.

An unspecified number of people were shot when an aircraft opened fire in Basra.

In Fallujah, gunmen killed a policemen and blew up his home.

The disembodied head of a kidnapped senior Iraqi officer was found in Baiji.

Several building were damaged during explosions in Kirkuk that targeted the homes of policemen.

Gunmen attacked Khalouf where they killed three residents and injured four.

Coalition forces killed five in overnight raids.


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.