Updated at 12:14 a.m. EDT, May 23, 2007
Violence once again exploded in the capital with a significant bombing in Amil and a minibus attack near Tunis. Overall, at least 105 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 121 Iraqis were wounded during attacks. Also, the body of an Asian man was found near Kirkuk, and a Sudanese man was killed in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, a car bomb in the restive Amil district killed 25 and wounded 60 others. One person was killed and three wounded when a bomb blew up near a police station in Zayouna. In Mansour, a roadside bomb wounded five people. Two plainclothes officers were killed and a third wounded in Khadra. A minibus carrying college students to the Tunis neighborhood was raked with gunfire; eight students were killed and three wounded. In nearby Adhamiya, a mortar attack on a college left four dead and 27 wounded. A car bomb killed one person and wounded five in al-Iskan yesterday.
Also in the capital, a Sudanese suicide truck bomber was shot to death on a bridge in Doura. Also in Doura and perhaps the same event, a suicide bomber killed one person and injured three. Iraqi forces killed four and arrested thirty suspects, while five soldiers were killed and four wounded during security operations. The cousin of the parliament speaker was freed after a week in captivity, while an abducted Chaldean Catholic priest was released in battered condition yesterday. The National Police abducted four people. And, at 33 dumped bodies were recovered today from several neighborhoods.
Near Baquba, a family of six was killed at a fake checkpoint. An infant and four children were among the dead.
The bodies of two Arbil airport employees were found in Riyadh.
Nine militants were killed and 12 hostages freed when U.S. forces conducted a security operation in Garma.
A mortar round in Mahmudiya killed one person and wounded five more members of the same family.
A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded a second near Hawija.
In Kirkuk, a body bearing gunshot wounds and handcuffs was discovered. Two civilians were injured during a roadside bombing downtown. A truck driver was injured when gunmen attacked him on a highway. The body of an Asian man was found west of the city.
Gunmen attacked the home of a Zuber district council member near Basra and killed him.
At a fake checkpoint in Yathrib, gunmen kidnapped Sheikh Mohammed Jasim Al Abbas of al-Ahbab tribe.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis<