Thursday: 3 GIs, 82 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Injured

Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, July 5, 2007

At least 82 Iraqis were killed and 87 more were wounded in the latest violence. In Mosul, Christians have been ordered to leave town or face beheadings. Also, two MND-B soldiers were killed and two more were wounded when an explosively formed projectile struck their vehicle in southern Baghdad. And, another American soldier was killed in a non-combat incident yesterday.

In Baghdad, 18 people were killed and 30 wounded during a car bombing targeting a wedding party in Abu Dsheer. Two guards were killed and two more were kidnapped during a bank robbery in Saidiya. Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and 11 were injured during combat operations; one gunmen was also killed. An IED injured three policemen in Za’afaraniyah. U.S. troops killed two people, including one wearing a bomb vest. In Doura, an IED killed a civilian. Mortars in Doura and Mansour wounded four people. A roadside bomb in Zayouna injured a civilian. The head of the Doura municipality council escaped an assassination attempt. Also, 24 unidentified bodies were found dumped in various neighborhoods.

A suspect was killed and six more were detained by Coalition forces near Sadr City.

In Samawa, three people were killed and nine were wounded during clashes between security forces and the Mahdi army.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and four were injured during a roadside bombing in Yusufiya.

In Iskandariya, the body of a former Iraqi army officer was found. Mortars wounded two people late yesterday.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed one civilian and injured five people, including two policemen. A civilian was killed and three others were wounded during a separate roadside bombing. Also, four Christians, including Rev. George Sergon, were kidnapped.

Gunmen killed an Iraqi translator who was working for U.S. forces in Kut.

In Ishaqi, gunmen ambushed a police commando convoy, killing six people.

Five bodies were found north of Fallujah. A U.S. base came under a mortar attack but no casualties were reported.

A roadside bomb explosion in Khaneqeen injured five Iraqi soldiers.

Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in al-Daniyah.

Three Iraqi soldiers were injured east of Baquba. A sniper shot dead a policeman downtown. Five guards were injured when gunmen attacked the home of the deputy governor of Baquba.

A human head was found near a bridge in al-Jadida.

In Muqdadiyah, a two people were killed in an IED explosion while gunmen killed another man in a separate incident.

The driver of a car that passed too close to the British embassy in Basra was injured when guard fired upon the car.

Three police commandos were injured during clashes in Balad.

In Mada’en, gunmen killed the facilities protection service commander of the Wahda electric power substation. Police commandos also arrested a councilman.

U.S. forces destroyed a mosque in Baiji.


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.