Saturday: 89 Iraqis Killed, 53 Wounded

Updated at 6:35 p.m. EDT, July 28, 2007

At least 89 Iraqis were killed and 53 were wounded in the latest round of attacks. No foreign military were reported killed, but a Turkish villager was killed when he refused to feed Kurdish rebels.

In Baghdad, 20 unidentified bodies were found scattered across several neighborhoods. A car bomb in Uqba bin Nafie Square killed five and wounded 22 others. In the Hay al-Amil district, mortars wounded four people. A journalist died of wounds received earlier in the week during a sniper attack. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in New Baghdad injured no one. In Adhamiya, a sniper killed two policemen. During security operations in several locations, four Iraqi soldiers were killed, 12 soldiers were wounded, and two gunmen were also injured. A pair of mortars injured two people in Za’afaraniyah. Also the casualties from a bombing in Karrada on Thursday rose by 36 deaths to 61 total after numerous bodies were pulled from the rubble; a well-known political cartoonist and his family were also killed in the blast.

A roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded three others on a highway near Yusufiya.

Gunmen in Iskandariya killed one person. Yesterday, a bomb killed a woman and injured another.

Two women were killed and another person was wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Mussayab.

In Mosul, gunmen killed two policemen at a bridge crossing.

A British patrol killed two gunmen in Basra. British targets came under their daily attacks, but no casualties were reported.

U.S. forces arrested 16 people in separate locations.

The separatist Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) denied reports that four of its leaders were killed yesterday and accused Turkish media of issuing false reports on a regular basis.

A Turkish villager was killed when he refused to feed a group of PKK rebels.

Last night, gunmen dressed as women shot up a checkpoint in Riyadh, killing three Kurdish soldiers and wounding a fourth. Also, a roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded two more.

In Garma, a disembodied head was found in a cooler.

Three policemen and three gunmen were killed during an attack in Rabi’a; three gunmen were also injured.


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.