Saturday: 2 GIs, 89 Iraqis Killed; 64 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, July 14, 2007

At least 89 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 64 were wounded during the latest violence. Also, a landmine killed one American soldier, while an EFP killed another soldier and wounded a third in a separate incident.

In Baghdad, the family of an Iraqi translator for Reuters said he was shot to death this week. A car bomb in Karrada killed seven and wounded 15 others. In Shaab, a the director of a vegetable oil company was killed in a drive-by shooting. One person was killed when a bomb reduced an apartment building to rubble. One person was killed and four were wounded during a car bombing near a swimming pool in al-Amil. Two people were killed and five were wounded in Nahrawan during an IED explosion. Later, three children were injured during a mortar attack, also in Nahrawan.

U.S. forces shot and injured a civilian in Shaab and another in Talbiyah. Gunmen wounded the director of the ministers council directorate during an assassination attempt in Doura. Nine gunmen and three Iraqi soldiers were killed while 22 others were wounded during security operations. The bodies of two Kurdish men were delivered to their families; the pair were killed in Baghdad where they were about to begin new jobs. Also, 21 unidentified bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods.

Eight men from one family were shot to death in Jbela.

In Ba’quba, six gunmen were killed during an altercation with U.S. troops that included using human shields. Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and five were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint.

A U.S. airstrike in Diwaniya killed five suspects.

Six bodies were found in the Tigris River at Suwayra.

Two bodies were discovered in Wihda.

In Kut, a policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Former Deputy Iraqi Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi escaped an assassination attempt in Mada’en.

In Arab Jbour, an American air strike left one woman dead and a man injured.

A woman was killed in Basra during mortar fire. U.S. forces killed two people and wounded a third after the troops had come under fire.

Three people were killed and one more was injured during an attack on a Muqdadiyah mosque.

Gunmen in Khalis killed one civilian and injured a second person.

In Mosul, two bodies were found. Two policemen and a civilian were wounded in separate incidents.


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.