Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, June 23, 2007
American forces took a heavy hit today as nine GIs were killed in various incidents. The U.S. military also announced a previously unreported death that occurred on June 14th. At least 75 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 39 were injured in numerous small incidents throughout the country.
Four MND-B soldiers were killed during a roadside bombing today northwest of the capital; an Iraqi interpreter was also wounded. An MNC-I airman died from wounds caused by a roadside bomb in Tikrit. In eastern Baghdad, a roadside bomb followed by small arms fire killed two MND-B soldiers and wounded three others. One MND-B soldier died from non-battle related causes. In southern Baghdad, an MND-B soldier was killed during a small arms attack. The DOD reported that a soldier had died on June 14, a day after being injured in a roadside bombing. Also, a mortar round injured an American soldier in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, mortars killed three people and injured two more in the Bayaa neighborhood. A mortar in Ur caused no casualties. Gunmen bombed an Uwereeg area furniture store and injured one civilian. A mortar in the al-Jaza’ir neighborhood injured an Iraqi soldier. Also, 15 unidentified bodies were found dumped in several neighborhoods.
A car bomb killed two people and wounded 18 more in Hilla.
Gunmen stormed a police commando building in Samarra, killing three policemen and a gunman.
Five civilians were wounded during the 45-minute battle.
In Baquba, Iraqi troops killed five men who were placing a bomb near a bridge. Gunmen stormed a hospital and held the personnel hostage; they left after stealing money and cell phones. Also, two policemen were injured in a shooting north of town.
A roadside bomb in Mussayab killed one policeman and wounded three others.
In Iskandariya, a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded two others near a police convoy.
Near Tikrit, U.S. forces killed two men in a car when they refused to stop.
A police officer and his two bodyguards were gunned down near Najaf.
Three civilians were wounded during a bombing in Abu Saida.
Also, two detainees died of apparent heart attacks at Camp Bucca, but the second one was also suffering from wounds received during mortar fire on the camp.
In Kufa, a policeman and his wife were shot dead.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis