Thursday: 97 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed; 71 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:24 a.m. EDT, July 13, 2007

At least 97 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 71 more were wounded during the latest violence, which includes an attack on a wedding in Tal Afar. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed during a rocket attack east of Baghdad.

In Baghdad, a Reuters’s photographer and driver were killed in the crossfire between U.S. forces and militants in the eastern al-Amin neighborhood. According to police sources, another 17 people were killed and 21 wounded during the fighting. Police freed an al-Qaeda hostage and recovered 100 stolen vehicles. A sniper killed a policeman in Adhamiya. Three civilians were injured during a roadside bomb in Saidiya, where armed clashes are also taking place. A policeman was killed and two others were wounded when a roadside bomb blew up in Doura. A roadside bomb wounded a civilian in Za’afaraniyah. Gunmen fired upon a family moving to the Jihad district, injuring one. Also, 28 bodies were found scattered in different neighborhoods.

A suicide bomber killed seven guests and wounded four more at a Tal Afar wedding. The bride and groom were unhurt.

In Diwaniya, a U.S. airstrike killed five militiamen who were planting a bomb. Hospital and police reported that five civilians were also killed. An Iraqi soldier and a civilian were killed during clashes.

A car bomb killed two and wounded ten in Mosul. Three bodies were turned in to the morgue. A fourth body, which was also handed over, belonged to a Kurd citizen already reported killed by U.S. troops yesterday. Three people were wounded in a roadside bomb attack, and two others were wounded in a separate mortar attack.

Two people were killed and eight were wounded at a police recruitment center in Fallujah.

Gunmen attacked a car in Karbala, killing four and wounding two members of the same family.

U.S. forces killed four and wounded an unspecified number of people during an airstrike in Samarra.

One civilian was killed and two were wounded in an attack in Kirkuk.

Gunmen attacked the home of an Iraqi soldier in Hawija, injuring him and another member of his family.

In Dhilwiya, ten people, including the mayor and four of his sons, were arrested.

A man was shot dead inside his car in Taza. Two others were wounded.

A Kurd truck driver was kidnapped near Himreem Hills.

A curfew was set in place in Najaf after the discovery of a security issue.

Another detainee was killed by other prisoners at Camp Bucca.

Two Iraqi soldiers wounded in Abu Ghraib. Fifty people were detained after the attack.

No casualties were reported in Peshder, even though clashes erupted between Kurdish PJAK fighters and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard force.

Four policemen and two soldiers were killed when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Dor.

Three people were abducted in Khalis.

Three bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi soldier.

In Diwaniya, an Iraqi soldier was killed and three others were wounded when gunmen attacked their checkpoint.

In Basra, mortar rounds injured a woman. British bases came under attack, but no casualties were reported. Police defused a bomb, while British troops uncovered a massive weapons cache.


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.