Friday: 81 Iraqis Killed, 89 Wounded

Updated at 6:15 p.m EDT, Aug. 10, 2007

At least 58 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 66 more were wounded as violence returns to the country. A car curfew is still in effect until tomorrow in Baghdad. Also, a U.S. helicopter had to make an emergency landing after striking an electrical pole; two soldiers were injured.

A car bomb in Kirkuk killed 11 and wounded 45 others at a market in a Kurdish neighborhood. Gunmen killed a civilian during a drive-by shooting. A pair of roadside bombs targeting a police patrol injured two policemen and two civilians. Last night, a Katyusha rocket struck a U.S. base, but no casualties were reported.

In Baghdad, the pilgrimage to the Shiite shrine of Imam al-Kazhem ended without violence; over a million worshippers are thought to have visited the shrine in Baghdad. A car curfew continues until Saturday. A civilian was killed during a drive-by shooting yesterday in Amiriya. Also, only nine dumped bodies were recovered today.

The morgue in Mosul received 15 bodies on Wednesday and Thurdsay, and seven more bodies were recovered today.

In Ein Zala village, four Peshmerga fighters were killed and 14 wounded during a suicide car bombing; the paramilitary group fought against Saddam and is now entrusted with security in Kurdistan.

Two people were killed and four wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Baquba. Another civilian was killed in a drive-by shooting. Also, twelve suspects were killed and two arrested during a joint Iraqi-U.S. security operation.

Three bodies were found in Rutba.

Gunmen killed the son of the sheikh of the al-Maliki tribe in Garna. Since the assassination, the al-Maliki and the al-Fraijat tribes have been engaged in fighting; at least five were killed and 20 wounded. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki belongs to the same tribe as the sheikh.

U.S. forces killed four suspects and detained 10 more in separate locations.

Mortars fell on a U.S. base in Taji, but no casualties were reported.

A policeman was wounded during an attack north of Najaf yesterday. A mortar barrage struck a U.S. base, but no casualties were reported.

Three people were freed in Basra.

Near Khalidiyah, a U.S. forces rocket landed on a residential area in al-Jazeera village, killing two civilians and wounding three more, including children.


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.