Saturday: 1 GI, 81 Iraqis Killed; 34 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:10 p.m. EDT, Aug. 11, 2007

Travel returned to normal today in Baghdad as a three-day vehicle curfew was lifted this morning. At least 81 Iraqis were killed and 34 were wounded during the latest incidents. Also, a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed in a non-combat incident in Anbar province in Tikrit.

In Baghdad, 11 bodies were found scattered around the city. A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded two others in the Zaafaraniyah neighborhood. In the Jihad neighborhood, 10 people were injured during a mortar attack. Militants bombed the home of a Sunni sheikh in Adhamiya; his brother was killed and three, including the sheikh, were injured. A roadside bomb on a highway headed south out of the capital killed one person and injured two others.

Clashes erupted between tribesmen in Khalis and militant groups; 20 militants were killed and 30 more detained.

In Qadisiya province, a roadside bomb killed the governor, a police chief, and four others. The province is now under a curfew.

A roadside bomb in northern Baquba killed two people and wounded three others. Six gunmen were killed and eight injured during security operations. Also, reports about an attack on a shrine are circulating.

Four dismembered bodies were found in Ishaqi.

U.S. forces killed eight electrical workers and wounded two others they believe were planting a roadside bomb near Samarra. Also, 13 al-Qaeda suspects were killed and 107 detained.

Two bodies belonging to Kurdish Yazidis were found near Rashad.

Militants in Baiji forced staff to leave a civil defense building before blowing it up; two people were wounded by flying debris.

In Muqdadiya, seven people were kidnapped. Police also arrested five children who were recruited by militants to plant bombs and conduct military operations.

Iraqi soliders killed a prominent al-Qaeda member in Mosul. Policemen killed two gunmen. One gunman was killed and two were injured during an incident with police in a village just south of the city.

Seven gunmen were killed or wounded during a raid in Fallujah. Large scale raids have also left an unspecified number of civilian casualties.

A local tribal leader was killed at his home in Albu Khalifa late Saturday

In Garma, a police officer was shot and killed.




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.