Friday: 4 GIs, 55 Iraqis Killed; 13 Iraqis Wounded; F16 Crashes

Updated at 12:50 a.m. EDT, June 16, 2007

Curfews already in place have remained in effect or been extended. Basra instigated its own curfew following a shrine bombing there as well. These curfews have kept the violence to a minimum or at least made it difficult to report on any that is occurring. At least 55 Iraqis were killed and 13 injured during events today. Also, the U.S. military reported on the deaths of four American servicemembers in separate events. Three Australians were injured in a vehicle accident.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk yesterday killed three Task Force Lightning soldiers and wounded a fourth one. Another TFL soldier died from a non-combat related incident on Wednesday. Also, an F-16 crashed in an undisclosed location today; no further details were given. Three Australian servicemembers were injured during a roll-over accident on steep terrain during a sandstorm.

In Baghdad, 25 bodies thought to be victims of sectarian violence were discovered. The U.S. military reported that seven civilians were wounded yesterday during an attack on a U.S. patrol; no Americans were injured.

The bodies of 13 members of Iraqi Tae Kwon Do team, who have been missing since a trip to Jordan last year, were found between Rutba and Ramadi.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed a young boy. Three Iraqi civilians were shot and killed. Also, Coalition Forces killed a militant leader during a raid.

U.S. and Iraqi security forces killed two civilians and wounded two others during curfew enforcement in Samarra.

Basra is now under a curfew due to the bombing of a mosque and shrine there. Four people died due to sectarian violence.

U.S. forces raided an al-Sadr office in Suwayra. One Sadrist was killed while another was detained.

A U.S. base in Fallujah has come under mortar attack, but no casulties were reported.

An armed group stormed and set fire to a a mosque in Diyala.

A shepherd and his flock were killed outside of Buhriz.

In Muqdadiyah, gunmen attempted to storm the home of a Iraqi Islamic Party official; police killed four gunmen and injured four more.


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.