Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, July 23, 2007
A series of car bombings in Baghdad today left dozens dead and injured. Overall, 104 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 114 more were wounded in violence throughout Iraq. Three American servicemembers were killed in separate events as well.
A Marine was killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province today. On Saturday, an MNC-I soldier was killed in Baghdad when an explosive device was detonated next to his vehicle, and a 13th SC(E) Soldier was killed by an IED in Samarra.
In Baghdad, a pair of simultaneous car bombs in the Karrada district killed 10 people and wounded 38 others. Another car bomb, this one near al-Wathiq Square, killed three and wounded five more. Four people were killed and seven were wounded during a fourth car bombing at a popular restaurant close to the nearby Green Zone. A bomb left on a minibus killed one and wounded nine in central Baghdad. In the al-Wadha neighborhood, one person was killed and two were injured by an explosive device. Another explosive device killed one person and wounded seven in Bab al-Muadham. Four people were injured during an IED explosion in Khadhraa.
Also in the capital, four Iraqi soldiers were wounded in a shootout in Adhamiya. In Waziriyah, gunmen attacked a vehicle belonging to the oil ministry; two people were killed and two were wounded. Four people were wounded during a mortar attack in Doura. And, 24 dumped bodies were found scattered throughout several neighborhoods.
Five policemen were wounded near Dujail during a roadside bomb blast.
Three bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found inside a building site in Iskandariya. A man was killed and his wife was wounded during a drive-by shooting; a policeman was also killed, possibly during the same incident.
A roadside bomb near the Iranian border killed five Iraqi soldiers who were patrolling on a highway between Bela Druz and Badra.
A former Baath party member was shot to death in Amara.
Three bodies were found in Tuz Khormato.
A chauffer was injured in Suleiman Bek when an IED targeting a vehicle belonging to a local leader was detonated.
In Mosul, three people were killed when mortars fell at the Kurdistan Democratic Party offices. Gunmen killed two civilians in a separate incident. A policeman and a policeman’s wife were killed in separate incidents. A roadside bomb killed policeman late in the evening. A dumped body was found. Six Kurdish soldiers were killed in separate security operations. Also, an IED explosion killed two Kurdish soldiers and wounded two more.
At a fake checkpoint in Khalis, two people were killed, one was injured and five others were kidnapped.
Three trucks from Khanqeen were stopped at another fake checkpoint. Five were killed and three kidnapped.
A civilian was killed in a Hawija drive-by shooting.
Iran shot several artillery rounds across the border but no casualties were reported.
Gunmen grabbed four electrical workers and $13,000 near Makhmour. Three were release but they kept one man and are demanding a ransom for him.
U.S. forces freed three civilians and arrested four suspects in Samarra.
A small bridge was blown up near Balad.
Near Saqlawiyah, three people were wounded during a mortar attack.
One person was killed and two more were wounded during a mortar attack in Suq Al-Shiyoukh.
A body was found in near Samawa.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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