Wednesday: 163 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed; 101 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:35 p.m. EDT, July 11, 2007

At least 163 Iraqis were killed and 101 were wounded in the latest violence. Most were killed during military operations. Also, an American servicemember died from non-battle-related causes that are under investigation.

A truck carrying 200 explosive belts from Syria was intercepted and the driver detained, while Iraqi troops killed 63 suspects during several security operations, mostly in the north. U.S. troops killed two more suspects. Also, Coaltion forces killed one suspect in Baghdad.

In Baghdad, 30 dumped bodies were recovered from several locations. A military vehicle in the Karrada district and a police car in Za’afaraniyah were destroyed. An American soldier was wounded when the al-Qanat police station was shelled. In Doura, a resident was injured during shelling. Mortars also fell in Baladiyat, Rustumiyah, Ur and on Palestine Street, but without leaving casualties. A potential suicide bomber was killed by police. Also, U.S. helicopters bombed a bus station in the Ubaidi neighborhood.

A U.S. helicopter killed as many as four people and injured 12 others, possibly including seven children in Mosul. U.S. troops killed a civilian in his home. A weapons cache was discovered. A Facilities Protection Service policeman was gunned down. Also, two bodies were found.

A mortar attack left two people dead and 17 others wounded in Iskandariya. Gunmen killed a civil servant at his home.

In Sherween village, U.S. and Iraqi forces retook the town from gunmen who had attacked the village late Monday. Twenty gunmen were killed.

Four suicide bombers attacked the home of a Sunni tribal leader in Garma. The sheikh was holding a meeting when the first two bombers detonated their cargo. The second two attacked the first responders. In all, 21 were killed and over 50 were wounded.

In Samarra, the mayor was shot dead.

Two policemen were wounded in Fallujah during a suicide motorcycle attack.

Two bodies, bearing torture wounds, were found in Haswa.

In Diwaniya, a policeman was killed while in his car.

Gunmen riding a motorcycle killed a police intelligence officer in Najaf.

In Basra, a top police chief was driven back into a British base after an assassination attempt. One policeman was injured during a clash with smugglers. Also, a roadside bomb blasted his convoy, wounding two guards.

Forty people, including the mayor, were arrested in Kirkuk.

A German woman who was kidnapped in February has been released, but her son remains captive.

A mortar shell in Muqdadiyah injured five people. Clashes have broken out in several areas near to town.

An Iraqi soldier was killed and four were injured during an IED attack in Ba’quba. Also, mortars landed on a checkpoint, but cause no casualties.

During an attack on a Khalis police station, a policeman was killed.

American forces handed over the body of policeman to the hospital in Tikrit.

A man killed his sister in Al Bu Jari village because she allegedly helped kill Iraqi troops.

Gunmen attacked the al-Shihabi police station.

A weapons cache was found in Tal Afar and a man detained.

No casualties were reported when mortars fell on Wajihiya.

An Iraqi soldier was injured during a shooting near Khanaqeen.

In Jibala, four people were wounded during a mortar attack. Also, a Mahdi army member escaped an assassination attempt.

At least two people were wounded during clashes between the Mahdi army and Iraqi security forces in Diwaniya. Clashes then spread to surrounding areas. The U.S army base was hit by mortars by no casualties were reported.

No casualties were reported when the U.S. base in Kut was attacked.

In Amara, police defused a bomb planted outside the women’s dorm at Maysan University.

A roadside bomb killed two Iraqi soldiers and an Iraqi translator while injuring another person near a waterworks project in Nasariya. Three other roadside bombs were also detonated, but no casualties were reported.


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.