Sunday: 4 GIs, 116 Iraqis Killed; 49 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, Aug. 5, 2007

At least 116 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 49 were wounded during the latest round of attacks. Sixty were found dumped together in Baquba. Ten people were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint as well. Also, four American servicemembers were killed and two were injured during separate incidents.

Two MNC-I soldiers were killed during combat operations today in Baghdad. An MND-B soldier was killed and two more were wounded during combat operations in Baghdad on Saturday. Also yesterday, an MNC-I soldier was killed when an IED blew up beside the soldier’s vehicle.

Police in Baquba reported finding 60 decomposing bodies dumped in thick grass.

In Baghdad, a mortar barrage left 13 people dead and 14 others wounded at the al-Fadheliyah petrol station in eastern Baghdad. Nearby in al-Mashtal, another barrage injured six at a second petrol station. In Kadhamiya, a Sadrist official escaped an assassination attempt; one guard was killed and four were wounded. Meanwhile, a sheikh was killed and his two sons were injured in Khadhraa. Three police commandos were wounded during an attack in Saidiya. Also, 18 dumped bodies were found, mostly in western Baghdad.

A suicide car bomber in Mahmudiya killed two people and wounded five at an auto repair shop; four cars and three shops were destroyed.

Eight suspects have been detained in Samarra.

In Qaim, U.S. forces arrested three suspects.

A tribal leader succumbed to wounds received on Saturday in an attack in Suwayra.

Another tribal leader was killed today north of Kut in al-Hafriyah.

Four Mahdi Army members were arrested in Kut.

British forces in Basra returned fire, killing a gunman.

In al-Qariyah al-Asriyah, one policeman was killed and 11 people were wounded in a mortar attack on a funeral.

An IED killed a policeman and wounded two others near Hilla.

Three bodies were found in Mahaweel yesterday.

Two people were wounded during an IED attack on the Kirkuk-Tikrit highway.

Near Khalis, ten people were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint.

The Turkish military again lobbed a large number of artillery shells across the border and destroyed a number of targets in Dohuk province.

Six bodies, two belonging to children and all bearing torture wounds, were found in Mosul. Six suspects were killed and 10 more were arrested.


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.