Saturday: 237 Iraqis, 7 GIs, 2 Britons Killed; 316 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:28 a.m. EST, July 8, 2007

At least 237 Iraqis were killed and 316 more were wounded during the latest round of attacks, which included a major bombing south of the northern town of Tuz Khormato. Also, seven GIs were killed and two were wounded, while two British soldiers were killed and three more were wounded in separate incidents.

Two Task Force Marne soldiers were killed and two more were wounded when their dismounted patrol came across a roadside bomb south of Baghdad yesterday. Elsewhere, an MNC-I soldier died on non-battle-related causes. Three sailors were killed while conducting combat operation near Baghdad. An explosion in Salah ad Din province killed a Task Force Lightning soldier and wounded four more. These latest deaths raise the total number of American soldiers killed in Iraq to over 3600.

Meanwhile, another British soldier was killed during an IED attack north of Basra. Three Britons were wounded in three separate incidents as well. A British soldier stationed in Basra was killed in an unspecified incident yesterday.

A truck bomb south of Tuz Khormato in the village of Amerli killed 156 people and wounded 255 more.

A suicide bomber killed 22 and wounded 15 at a funeral Khanaqeen last night.

U.S. forces mistakenly bombed a checkpoint north of Baghdad. Two policemen were killed and two were wounded.

In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed five soldiers and one civilian at a checkpoint in Zayouna; 24 people were wounded. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed during combat operations. Gunmen killed a man last night. Friday, mortars in Abu Saifien injured two people. Also, 19 dumped bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods.

Gunmen killed eight Iraqi soldiers during an attack on their checkpoint near Mashahidah.

Six Mahdi army members were killed during clashes with U.S. troops in Diwaniya.

A pair of car bombs injured six Iraqi policemen in Kirkuk. Four civilians were killed by a roadside bomb. A roadside bomb injured two policemen east of the city. A civilian was killed in a drive-by shooting. Also, two policemen were injured during an armed attack.

U.S. forces killed four militants in Khan Bani Saad.

According to the Iraqi Society for Defending Journalists’ Rights, a journalist was killed during the Samawa clashes.

In Dhuluiya, an Iraqi army officer and two companions were killed during a bombing at a petrol station. Five civilians were wounded.

A pregnant woman was injured when police fired at a speeding car approaching their checkpoint in Balad.

In Khuudaira, a roadside bomb killed a civilian driving a car

Police commandos injured three people during random shooting in Samarra.

Also, an al-Qaeda militant was hanged on Tuesday for an 2003 bombing.


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.