Friday: 100 Iraqis Killed, 56 Wounded

Updated at 1:15 a.m. EDT, July 14, 2007

At least 100 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 56 more were wounded during violence mostly centered on Baghdad. No foreign casualties were reported, but the dead included an Iraqi reporter who worked for the New York Times.

In Baghdad, U.S. forces killed six Iraqi policemen and seven other militant suspects during a raid targeting a police lieutenant accused of militant links; at least five were wounded. An Iraq reporter working for the New York Times was shot and killed in Saidiya while driving to work. Elsewhere in Saidiya, gunmen killed one and injured six others at a mosque, and a car bomb killed two and injured six more. Gunmen killed five guards and wounded nine others who were working near the Interior Ministry. A roadside bomb at a Za’afaraniya market killed a woman and wounded four others. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed when mortars fell on the Green Zone. U.S. forces killed three civilians and wounded five others after their patrol blasted by a roadside bomb. Also, 110 suspects were detained during "Operation Dragon Hammer" in the Rashid district. And, 30 dumped bodies were recovered during the last 24 hours.

Twenty-four al-Qaeda suspects were killed, 23 suspects were detained and 8 hostages were freed during military operations in Baquba.

Two children were killed and five others were wounded near a Samawa bus station.

The U.S. base in Kut came under mortar attack, but no casualties were reported.

Security forces are combing Najaf looking for wanted gunmen, and a curfew was lifted.

A gunman was killed during a shootout with British forces in Basra.

Also, two Turkish soldiers and two Kurdish rebels were killed near the Iraqi border in eastern Turkey.

U.S. forces freed an Iraqi who works at a newspaper in Hibhib.

Mortars killed a civilian and wounded three in Abu Saida.

In Buhriz, mortars killed a civilian.

An IED in Khalis wounded two people, while mortars injured ten in a separate incident.

One person was killed and a second was injured during a roadside bomb attack in Bani Saad.

A family of 12 were killed in Muqdadiyah.

Two militiamen were killed in unspecified locations.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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