Friday: 4 GIs, 34 Iraqis Killed; 65 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2007

At least 34 Iraqis were killed and 65 more were wounded during the latest attacks, which include clashes in Tarmiyah that left a one GI dead and another injured. Overall, four American servicemembers were killed and two were wounded in separate incidents. Fridays are usually quieter due to the weekly prayer observations.

An MND-B soldier was killed and two were wounded today when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol in eastern Baghdad. Yesterday, two servicemembers had been reported wounded in Tarmiyah during a clash that involved shooting rockets into a mosque; the U.S. military reported today that one soldier was killed in the incident. Four gunmen were also killed in the fighting and nine more during nearby raids today. A boy caught in the crossfire also died.

A confirmed second MNC-I soldier died in a non-battle-related incident yesterday in Baghdad; the first one had been reported yesterday. Also, the DOD reported that a soldier died on Wednesday in an unspecified location.

In Baghdad, 11 unidentified bodies were discovered.The son of the deputy president of the Iraqi Football Federation was shot and killed in front of his al-Iskan area home. Three civilians were wounded in a mortar attack in Abu Dsheer. In Arab Jaboor, four Iraqi soldiers were wounded during an IED explosion. In Zaafaraniyah, two civilians were injured by an IED explosion. Another IED, this one in al-Amin, killed two people and wounded two more.

Gunmen in Kirkuk wounded two civilians in the Abu Faraj neighborhood. In the Raz Domez district, an explosion injured four policemen, but as first responders arrived, a second explosion injured a police brigadier and two civilians. In the evening, a bomb in the al-Fawriya marketplace left at least two dead and 35 wounded. A half-hour later, a bomb left in garbage can in the al-Jumhouriya commericial district killed one and injured seven more.

Three bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found in Haditha.

Gunmen in Taza wounded three civilians during a drive-by shooting.


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.