Sunday: 78 Iraqis Killed, 69 Injured

Updated at 12:35 a.m. EDT, July 23, 2007

At least 78 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 69 Iraqis were wounded in various incidents. An attack at a meeting near Taji left a number of Sunni leaders dead or injured. No foreign casualties were reported.

In Baghdad, 21 unidentified bodies were found dumped in various locations. A motorcycle bomb parked near Khulani Square killed two and wounded 20 others. A police brigadier was killed in Ur, and the body of a police captain was found in Bayaa. In al-Amin, one civilian was killed and five were wounded during a roadside bombing. Two people were injured during a roadside bombing in New Baghdad. Gunmen killed one person and wounded two more near the airport. Two police commandos were injured during an attack in Doura.

Also in the capital, mortars killed two and wounded five at a housing complex. Near the al-Sadeer hotel, mortars injured two more people. Mortars also fell in Sadr City, Hurriyah, Bab al-Muadham and Sheikh Maarouf but caused no injuries. One civilian was killed and two were injured when mortars fell in the Bab al-Sharqi marketplace.

Five Sunni tribal leaders were killed and 12 were wounded when a suicide bomber drove a minivan packed with explosives into a house in Jurf al-Milih, which is near Taji. The group had spoken with local Shi’ite leaders on Friday and were now discussing joining Iraqi and U.S. troops in battling al-Qaeda elements.

Iraq army troops killed five militants in different parts of the country.

A policeman was gunned down in Shanafiya.

In Iskandariya, mortars killed two people and wounded four others. Five bodies were found on Saturday. Late yesterday, a woman was killed and a child wounded during a mortar attack.

An Iraqi translator for U.S. forces was shot and killed in Kut. Late yesterday, a policeman was killed.

One policeman was killed and another wounded during a drive-by shooting in Binaa al-Jahiz.

A U.S. humvee was blasted in Mussayab, but the number of casualties is unknown.

Five bodies were discovered in separate areas near Hilla.

West of Basra in al-Qibla, a hand grenade was tossed at a home, killing one person and wounding his two sisters.

In Mosul, nine people were killed and four injured during separate attacks. Two more were killed last night.

Six delivery men were killed when their trucks were attacked on the Khanqeen-Buhriz highway.

A mortar struck a car in al-Mashtal, killing two and wounding five others yesterday.

Mortars fell on Kanaan yesterday, 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.