Monday: 123 Iraqis Killed, 233 Wounded

Updated at 12:45 a.m EDT, May 29, 2007

At least 123 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 233 were killed in violent events. The most significant incident was a bombing at a Sunni shrine in Baghdad. No foreign deaths were reported, but May has been one of the bloodiest months of the occupation with over 100 American servicemembers losing their lives while on duty in Iraq.

In Baghdad, 33 bodies were found in scattered locations. A car bomb killed at least 24 and wounded 90 in the Sinak commercial district; the explosion also damaged Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani mosque, a Sunni shrine. Clashing continued today in the Fadhil area, where three policemen were killed and eight others wounded during a battle that evolved out of a double minibus hijacking; at least 15 Iraqis were abducted in the incident. In Bab al-Muadham, a car bomb killed four and wounded 29 others. Eight people were killed and 35 wounded during shelling in Karrada. Two people were killed and six wounded by a car bomb, also in Karrada. A sniper killed a female student near al-Mustansiriya University. A car bomb in Za’afraniyah killed three and wounded 10 others. In Bayaa, two people were killed and two more wounded during a roadside bombing. Two people were killed and and 10 wounded by a roadside bomb in Adhila Khatoun.

Near Baiji, Hamad al-Jouburi, the head of a regional "Salvation Council," said that gunmen had attacked his brother’s two houses and abducted four men. Officials said that gunmen killed the four sons of Jouburi’s sister.

A car bomb in a Ramadi market killed seven and wounded 12 others. In a separate incident, a suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a police checkpoint, injuring three officers and a child.

Twelve bodies were found dumped in a hole in Uwaireg.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded five policemen.

In Hawija, a roadside bomb wounded four Iraqi soldiers.

A mortar killed one person and wounded 11 others in Baquba. Two bodies were found, and a policeman was gunned down in Ameen neighborhood.

Two people were killed and one injured in a mortar attack in Nahrawan.

Four Mosul policemen were killed by a car bomb.

In Muqdadiyah, the Iraqi army killed four gunmen.

One civilian was killed and three wounded in Saisabana village when gunned opened fire on them.

In Barawana, gunmen killed one person and injured three more.

The Iraqi army reported killed one person and arresting 45 in unspecified locations. A detainee at Camp Cropper died from what is believed to be complications from diabetes.


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.