Tuesday: 1 GI, 59 Iraqis Killed; 103 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, July 24, 2007

Today’s most significant event was a suicide bombing that killed or injured almost 100 in Hilla. Altogether, 59 Iraqis were killed and 103 were injured in the latest attacks. The DOD reported that one American servicemember was killed yesterday in a non-hostile vehicle accident.

A suicide car bomber killed 32 people and wounded 70 more at a marketplace across the street from a maternity hospital in Hilla.

In Baghdad, 18 bodies were recovered from various neighborhoods. A roadside bomb injured two Iraqi soldiers in the Yarmouk district. In Husseiniyah, one person was killed and two wounded during a rocket attack. Mortars fell on the Green Zone, but no casualties were reported. An IED in Zayouna injured two policemen. Gunmen in Adhamiya killed a brigadier general who was also a member of the local council. Two civilians were wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Doura.

A mortar attack killed three people and wounded 14 in central Basra. Mortars ignited a fire at a British installation in a presidential housing complex.

Gunmen blew up three homes in Dhuluiya, wounding a police colonel and his eight-year-old son during the event.

A Hawija civil servant was shot and killed.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk injured three people. Two people were injured during a Katyusha rocket attack.

One police commando was killed and three more were wounded in Mada’en.

In Muqdadiyah, mortars killed a man and injured his wife.

An intelligence officer was killed in Diwaniya.


Author: Margaret Griffis

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