Updated at 10:52 p.m. EDT, June 16, 2007
Due to continuing curfews, Baghdad newspapers have ceased operations for the third day in a row. However, reports on Iraqi casualties still managed to get out. At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 40 wounded in today’s meager reports. Also, one British and two American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents.
The U.S. military reported that an Ohio National Guard soldier was killed when his F-16 crashed after take-off Balad Air Base yesterday. Meanwhile, an MND-B soldier was killed and three more were wounded during a roadside bombing in Baghdad. Two more American soldiers were wounded during a raid that produced the IDs belonging to two GIs missing since May. Also, a British soldier was killed in a vehicle accident in Basra.
The curfew in Samarra was lifted. Four suspects, including one Saudi, were killed during a raid. One Iraqi policeman was killed and two more were wounded during ensuing clashes.
Four border patrol troops were injured during a roadside bombing in Khanaqin.
In Kirkuk, three security personnel were wounded during a roadside blast. A second bomb wounded no one.
Five civilians were wounded in Kut when U.S. forces dropped bombs.
Four suspects were killed and 20 detained during operations in various cities.
Clashes which took place on Friday in Baquba left Muhammad Al-Daini dead. He was a "cheif judge" within the Islamic State in Iraq.
Seven Iraqi policemen and soldiers were wounded during separate incidents in Diyala province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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