Tuesday: 173 Iraqis, 2 GIs, 2 U.S. Contractors Killed; 124 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:50 p.m. EDT, July 10, 2007

At least 173 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 124 were wounded in the latest round of violence. These numbers include an attack on a small northern village. An American servicemember and a Filipino were killed during shelling in the Green Zone today. Another American servicemember died of non-combat related wounds on Thursday. Also, a roadside bomb killed two U.S.-based contractors and wounded a third one.

Sunni militants attacked the village of Sherween. Witnesses reported that 25 gunmen and 18 villagers were killed. At least 40 were injured, but the figures have not been confirmed.

In Baghdad, at least 30 mortars rained on the Green Zone, killing one American, one Iraqi and one Filipino; at least 13 others and five Americans were wounded. A car bomb near an al-Khadhra police station wounded two people. Gunmen kidnapped an army general. Four policemen were killed and two were wounded during an attack in a Suleikh area checkpoint. A U.S. raid in Sadr City left at least two people dead and four wounded. Also, 23 bodies were found in the greater Baghdad area.

Yesterday, three Iraqi soldiers and four policemen were killed during a checkpoint attack in a southern Baghdad neighborhood. A suicide bomber killed one police commando and injured eight others in Saidiya.

Five people were killed and 40 wounded during a retaliatory U.S. airstrike against Diwaniyah, that followed a rocket attack on a U.S. base. A roadside bomb blasted an U.S. vehicle near the city, but no casualties were reported.

Gunmen killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more during an attack on a Samarra checkpoint.

Three policemen were killed and one was wounded during an attack at a fake checkpoint near Balad.

Two shot and tortured bodies were found near Kirkuk. Katyusha rockets were launched but failed to cause casualties. Also, an armed rocket launcher was found and defused.

A detainee died at Camp Cropper after an attack by other prisoners.

Thirteen suspects were detained in Arab Jabour.

In Ishaqi, three brothers were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint. Gunmen once again attacked the Ishaqi home of Sheikh Shaloukh Al-Rufai’i. One person was killed this time; on Friday, seven relatives had been killed.

A mortar round wounded a woman in Iskandariya.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded a second near Najaf.

Nine people were killed in Mada’en when U.S. planes bombed a home. There is some confusion as to the identities of the residents.

A roadside bomb killed a child and wounded his father in Mosul. Mortars landed on the al-Iraqiya TV station, but no casualties were reported.

A Taza policeman was wounded during a roadside bomb attack. A mortar killed a civilian.

A body bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Hamraniya village.

Near Rashad, an Iraqi soldier was wounded when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle.

Near Safra village, a roadside bomb blasted an oil company vehicle but no casualties were reported.

A body was found near a Tuz Khormato ice factory.

Twelve bodies were handed over to a Tikrit hospital.

In Dhuluiya, U.S. forces bombed a home, killing two women and wounding three children.

U.S. and Iraqi forces killed five suspects in Shuwaikhirat village.

15 people were abducted in Ba’quba. Two police were wounded during a roadside bomb attack.

No casualties were reported during a mortar attack an a U.S. base in Mashru.

One person was killed and one was wounded when gunmen fired upon a vehicle in Kifil.

In Nasariyah, a child was killed during a roadside bomb attack, while another child died of wounds received during a Monday explosion.

The Iraqi army reported killing 37 suspects, arresting 51 and detaining 65 others during various missions in Iraq. Meanwhile, U.S. forces detained 17 during raids in northern and central Iraq.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.