Updated at 11:17 p.m. EDT, June 22, 2007
Although a major security offensive is taking place in Diyala province, it is in Baghdad where the majority of U.S. troops lost their lives this week. Yesterday, another MND-B soldier was killed during combat operations in southwestern part of the capital. A British soldier was killed during a roadside bomb attack in Basra. Also, at least 122 Iraqis were killed and 87 were wounded.
U.S. forces killed 17 al-Qaeda suspects on the outskirts of Khalis. At least 51 other gunmen were killed in operations throughout the Diyala province. Also, gunmen killed a civilian in a Khalis marketplace.
In Fallujah, three people were killed and 53 were wounded late yesterday during a bombing at a store. Police evacuated the surrounding neighborhood to protect citizens from noxious fumes. Four policemen were killed and three were wounded in separate events. Also, a suicide bomber killed two people and wounded four in a telecommunications office.
In Baghdad, one police officer was killed and another wounded while trying to recover a booby-trapped body in Karrada. In a separate incident in Karrada, mortars injured four civilians. Two policemen were injured during a roadside bombing in the Doura neighborhood. Also, 11 dumped bodies were found scattered about town.
A leading "foreign fighter" of Libyan nationality was killed along with six aides in Karmah.
Two people were injured when a roadside bomb was detonated near their vehicle in Hawija.
A bodyguard was injured when the mayor of Abu Saida‘s convoy was attacked.
A civilian was gunned down in Dali Abbas.
Three Iraqi soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing in Qara Taba.
Near Makmour late yesterday, an Iraqi Kurd soldier was killed during clashes. The camp, which is home to a number of Kurdish refugees fleeing border attacks, is expecting more refugees to arrive as border tensions mount.
Two suspects were killed in an unspecified location during security operations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis