Thursday: 3 Britons, 2 GIs, 89 Iraqis Killed; 100 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, June 29, 2007

At least 89 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 100 were wounded during the latest attacks. Most of today’s victims were civilians caught in bomb or mortar attacks in Baghdad. Also, two American and three British soldiers were killed in separate incidents.

An American soldier was killed and another wounded during an IED blast in eastern Baghdad. The DOD reported that a soldier died on Sunday of wounds sustained during a small arms attack. And, three British soldiers lost their lives and another was injured during an IED attack southeast of Basra.

In Baghdad, a car bomb at a bus stop in Bayaa killed 25 people and wounded 50 more. A separate bomb at a petrol station in Mansour killed another five people and wounded 11 others. In New Baghdad, shelling killed two people and wounded a third. A roadside bomb wounded four people in Shabb. Mortars killed two and wounded 14 in the Shorja marketplace. Two civilians were injured when a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. convoy exploded. During a drive-by shooting in the Amil neighborhood, one civilian was killed and another wounded. Three civilians were wounded in Doura when a roadside bomb blasted them. Mortars fell in the Green Zone, Sadriya, Fadhl, Za’afaraniyah, Rashad and Karada, killing a total of six people and wounding another eight. Mortars in Amin killed two and wounded four. Also, 15 bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods.

U.S. helicopters killed one militant and wounded another when they returned fire coming from a building south of Baghdad. Two gunmen were killed near Muqdadiyah.

Twenty beheaded men were found on the banks of the Tigris River at Salman Pak. Some of the heads were missing.

Gunmen killed one policeman and wounded another when they attacked them in a Fallujah marketplace.

Five civilians were killed when British forces bombed their vehicle in Basra.

In Nasariyah, two militants were killed while planting a roadside bomb that exploded prematurely.


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.