Monday: 8 GIs, 123 Iraqis Killed; 131 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:55 p.m EDT, Aug. 6, 2007

At least 123 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 131 more were wounded during violence that included a significant truck bombing in Tal Afar. Also, eight GIs were killed and 15 more were wounded in separate events.

Four Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed and 12 more suffered mostly light injuries during an explosion in Diyala province. An EFP killed an MND-B soldier and injured a second one in western Baghdad today. An MND-B soldier was killed and two more were wounded when during combat operations yesterday in eastern Baghdad. A third soldier was killed in a previously reported IED attack. Also, an Airman died of natural causes.

In Baghdad, 17 dumped bodies were found scattered throughout town. Six people were killed when street sweepers came across an IED hidden in rubbish. Eight people were killed and 16 wounded during an attack in Zafaraniyah. A bomb on a bus in Ghadir killed three people and injured 11 others, including women. No casualties were reported during a mortar barrage in the Green Zone. Five people were injured during an IED explosion near Mashtal bridge. An IED targeting a U.S. convoy in al-Obeidi injured a woman instead. Also, authorities have ordered a three-day vehicle curfew to protect Shi’ite pilgrims during an upcoming holiday.

Authorities found 36 beheaded corpses in al-Amariya.

In Dhuluiya, a U.S. helicopter supporting a patrol that was fired upon returned fire, killing six people and wounding 35 others.

A truck bomb in Tal Afar killed 33 people and wounded 54 others in the ethically mixed northern town. At least 17 children were among the dead.

The bodies of five Iraqi soldiers were found in Shurqat.

Near Kirkuk, two bodies were found left at the roadside. Four policemen were wounded by an explosive device that blasted their vehicle while in an industrial zone. Also, a truck driver who was kidnapped yesterday is being held for ransom.

Gunmen killed a police commando outside his Hilla home. An IED damaged Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s office.

Near Hawija, two bodies were discovered.

One policeman was killed and two others were wounded in Fallujah.

In Muqdadiya, twelve suspects were arrested.

British forces clashed with gunmen in Basra. Although no casualties were reported, a high-voltage electrical tower was brought down during the clash. Also, a civilian was killed when a rocket fell on his residence.

A woman was shot and injured during a home invasion in Hawija.

At a checkpoint in Brema village, three policemen were injured during an armed attack.

In Karbala, the chairwoman of a humanitarian organization was killed with two gunshots to the head.

A roadside bomb caused no casualties in Madaen.

Gunmen killed a man in Mosul yesterday.


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.