Update at 12:30 p.m. EDT, July 17, 2007
At least 154 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 70 more were wounded in the latest attacks, which included killing over two dozen villagers in Duwailiya. Also, a Marine died in a non-combat incident in Anbar province, and the DOD reported that an American soldier was killed in an RPG attack in Mosul on Monday.
In Baghdad, 24 unidentified bodies were recovered. A suicide car bomber killed at least 20 people and wounded 20 more in the Zayouna district. And IED in Zayouna killed a civilian and injured two more. Four Iraqis were killed and five were wounded during a car bombing near the Iranian embassy. At a Mansour area petrol station, three people were killed and five were wounded in a drive-by shooting; also, the bodies of two police officers were found. An IED in the Rusafa neighborhood wounded three policemen. A civilian was injured during an IED explosion in Bayaa. Mortars in Nahrawan injured three civilians. Last night a bomb in Adhamiya killed one person and injured two others.
Also, U.S. forces killed 12 suspects in in Fadhil, while Iraqi soldiers killed 20 more elsewhere. Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and nine more were wounded during security operations. Last night in Khamaliya, U.S. helicopters killed a civilian and wounded five others, including women and children.
Five bodies were pulled from the Tigris River in Suwayra.
In Yusufiya, a bomb killed a policeman and wounded four others.
Near Samarra, gunmen killed the director and wounded three other employees of the Dhuluiya hospital.
An Iraqi judge was killed at a fake checkpoint near Balad.
In Jurf al-Sakhir, five people were killed during clashes involving suspected al-Qaeda elements and former Saddam loyalists.
In Kirkuk, 28 suspects were arrested.
Gunmen killed three policemen in Fallujah.
In Basra, a civilian was killed during clashes between gunmen and British troops.
Near al-Wahda, gunmen set a truck on fire and killed its driver.
Southeast of the capital U.S. helicopters killed five gunmen who were planting a bomb.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis