Thursday: 6 GIs, 101 Iraqis Killed; 81 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, May 24, 2007

At least 101 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 81 more were injured in violent events that included a car bombing at a funeral in Fallujah. Three American servicemembers were killed today, while the U.S. military reported that three GIs were killed on Monday. U.S. troop deaths for May have been averaging almost four servicemembers per day, making it one of the bloodiest months of the war.

A One 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier died this morning during a roadside bombing. An MND-B soldier was killed in Baghdad during a small arms attack. In Diyala, a Task Force Lightning soldier was also killed during a separate small arms attack. The U.S. military also announced the previously unreported deaths of three soldiers in Baghdad on Monday.

In Baghdad, gunmen at a fake checkpoint stopped a minibus and killed all 11 passengers; a bomb hidden among the bodies then killed two civilians and wounded six others. In the Iskan district, a suicide car bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and injured two at a checkpoint. One person was killed and five wounded when a suicide bomber blew up his vest on a minibus in the Shaab district. In al-Hurriyah, U.S. soldiers firing in response to striking a roadside bomb killed one civilian and injured a second. One person was killed and three were wounded during a mortar attack in Abu Atsheer. Also, 22 bodies were found in the capital.

A roadside bomb killed two day laborers and wounded 15 in Sadr City.

The funeral procession for MP Ibrahim Allawi al-Isawi from the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party was interrupted by a car bomb that killed at least 35 attendees and injured 36 more. Mortars also fell on a U.S. base.

Near Kirkuk, a roadside bomb targeting a mayoral motorcade killed six bodyguards. Two truck drivers were kidnapped. Also, an oil pipeline was set ablaze; the fire is expected to burn for weeks.

Six people were killed when gunmen opened fire on Nahr al-Bustan village.

Three bodies were found in Baquba.

In Sulaiman Bek, a roadside bomb killed six policemen and wounded six more.

Six civilians were wounded during a roadside bombing in Ad Dawr.

In al-Sharkhat, two people were killed and a woman was injured during a roadside bombing.

Five policemen were killed in Samarra when an explosive device blew up near them.

In Duhkuk province, two Turkish planes violated Iraqi airspace in the Kurdistan region. Eleven people were arrested trying to sneak into Turkey.



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.