Thursday: 3 GIs, 62 Iraqis Killed; 26 Wounded

Updated at 9:51 p.m. EDT, May 10, 2007

At least 62 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 26 Iraqis were wounded in violent incidents. There is confusion over the number of civilian deaths attributable to Coalition forces in both Sadr City and Basra. Also, the U.S. military reported today that three American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents.

An American soldier was shot and killed today in Baghdad. Yesterday, a Marine was killed during combat in Anbar province, and a soldier was shot and killed in Diwaniyah.

The Islamic State in Iraq militant group released video showing the execution of nine abducted army and police officers. They were killed in a field at an undisclosed location.

In Baghdad, 20 unidentified bodies were found dumped in several locations. Clashes broke out on Haifa Street, but reports are still sketchy as to what took place. Gunmen blew up a building in the Abu Ghraib area, but no casualties were reported. Mortar fire in Doura killed one and injured two in separate explosions. A U.S. army base in southwestern Baghdad suffered mortar fire but reported no casualties. Iraqi troops killed a gunman who was trying to plant a bomb in Adhamiya; three soldiers and another one of the gunmen were injured. A motorcycle bomb killed two in southeastern Baghdad.

U.S. forces killed three suspects and injured three civilians during an operation in Sadr City. An eyewitness said that four civilians had been killed and seven wounded during air strikes, while the Iraqi Interior Ministry reported that eight civilians were killed and nine were wounded.

In Mosul, three bodies belonging to two women and a man from the same family were turned in to the hospital. The bodies of two police officers were also discovered.

Two bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found floating in a river in Mahaweel.

During a clash near the Iranian embassy in Basra, Multi-national forces injured a gunman before escaping the area using a smokescreen. A witness said that one passerby had been killed and two more injured.

An Iraqi army officer was killed as he motorbiked through Diwaniya.

An officer on his way to work was killed in Hawija. A raid netted the head of an an Iraqi army captain who had been kidnapped two weeks ago.

U.S. forces killed a gunman during a raid in Anbar province.

Also, tribesmen in Diyala province said they will form an alliance to cleanse the area of militants and foreign fighters.

A roadside bomb blew up in front of a Kirkuk home, injuring three residents.

A Fallujah local council member was shot and killed in front of his home. Mortars were fired into an Iraqi army base, but no casualties were reported.

Two captives were freed in Thi-har.

Near Ramadi, Iraqi police detained 56 suspects and found a mass grave.

The Iraqi army reported killing two militants and detaining six more in separate locations.

In Muqdadiyah, a U.S. military vehicle was blasted by a roadside bomb, but no casualties were reported.

In al-Shaaeb, gunmen attacked a family from the al-Mashahda tribe; in the ensuing clash, two gunmen and a tribe member were killed, one tribe member was injured.

A car bomb plant in the Karmah area was destroyed.

A roadside bomb injured five in Iskandariya.


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.