Wednesday: 3 GIs, 117 Iraqis Killed; 81 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:07 a.m. EDT, May 3, 2007

The U.S. military announced that about 4000 fresh troops arrived in the capital as part of a security crackdown that began several weeks ago. Throughout the country today, 117 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 81 were injured in violent attacks, including 33 suspected militia member killed in raids. Three U.S. servicemembers were killed and two were wounded in separate incidents in Baghdad.

A roadside bomb killed two GIs and wounded two more in southern Baghdad. and a female soldier was killed in western Baghdad after a bomb planted underneath her vehicle was detonated.

In Baghdad, 30 dumped bodies were recovered from locations throughout the city. In northern Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one person and injured two more. In eastern Baghdad’s Shaab neighborhood, mortars killed two people and wounded five. Gunmen killed three Sunni brothers and torched their home in the Rusala neighborhood. In Doura, a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded two civilians. Near the Assyrian party headquarters in Zayouna, a bomb killed one and wounded two others. Late in the day, a suicide car bomb killed ten and wounded 35 in Sadr City. Five guards at a Sadr City office building were injured during a mortar attack. One person was killed during a bombing in Adhamiya. In Abu Dsheer, mortars killed three and wounded eight others.

In Mahmudiya, a bomb on a minibus killed 11 people and injured another. Elsewhere, mortars killed three and wounded 15 others.

A child was wounded in Basra when a Katyusha rocket fell on her home. One person was blasted to death in a separate incident. Also, two gunmen were wounded during a clash near an MNF unit.

Gunmen in Mosul killed university professor Nidhal al-Asadi and another teacher.

Two cell phone company workers were killed in Udhaim.

Mortars landing on a school in Iskandariya killed a student and injured two teachers.

A U.S. vehicle was damaged by an explosion in Diwaniya, but no casualties were reported.

Joint Iraqi and U.S. forces killed eight gunmen and detained two in a security raid in Dujail.

A bomb at a home in Hilla killed a man and wounded his wife. Two bodies were found.

Gunmen killed a person in Balad Ruz.

In Muqdadiya, a civilian was gunned down.

A person was attacked and killed by gunmen in Baquba.

A blacksmith was found dead in Kirkuk.

In Amara, gunmen killed a policeman.

Turkish forces raided a village near Kani Masi, but no details were given.

A mortar killed a child in Haswa.

The Iraqi Army reported killing 25 suspects and detaining 122 others in unspecified locations. Meanwhile, U.S. forces detained another 12 suspects.


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.