Updated at 11:57 p.m EDT, Aug. 21, 2007
At least 63 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 89 more were wounded in the latest round of violence, but no foreign military deaths were reported. There are unconfirmed reports of the discovery, in Fallujah, of a mass grave that contained 300 bodies. Also, the casualty estimates in last week’s Sinjar attack climbed to at least 500 dead and 1500 wounded, easily making it the largest single attack since in the invasion.
In Baghdad, 14 dumped bodies were found in various districts. Two minibus passengers were killed and 14 more were wounded during a roadside bomb attack that targeted a U.S. patrol traveling through the al-Jadida district. Mortars left no casualties in the Green Zone. Gunmen killed the owner of a printing press on Sunday, reported his family. Also, 11 men convicted of murder and rape were executed.
U.S. forces opened fire on a crowd of protestors in Khalis after they failed to peacefully end the demonstration. Five Iraqis were killed and six wounded in clashing that was ignited by demands to disperse. The demonstration was focused on deteriorating conditions and services.
Gunmen stormed a Latifiya home, killing nine family members and wounding two more. According to police sources, three women, a child, and a baby were among the dead. Also, a suspected al-Qaeda leader was killed during clashes between Iraqi army and gunmen.
A suicide bomber targeting people waiting for identity cards wounded eight people in Fallujah. In recent days, Coalition forces began leaving the area as control of security was handed over to local police.
In Muqdadiyah, a policeman was killed and four were wounded during a roadside bombing. An Islamic Party official survived a roadside bomb attack near Muqdadiyah. Two civilians were wounded in a separate roadside bombing. Gunmen wounded another three civilians. Also, two bodies were found in town.
In al-Arafiya, a man died preventing a suicide bomber from reaching a meeting involving U.S. forces and a citizen’s group.
An off-duty police officer was killed in front of his Kut home.
In Mosul, a car bomb wounded 42 people.
Gunmen stormed the Tikrit police chief’s home and killed him.
Two dead civilians were pulled out of the Tigris River at Suwayra.
In Tarmiyah, security forces killed a key al-Qaeda leader and six bodyguards.
Gunmen wounded two council members in Hawija.
An al-Qaeda leader was killed in Buhriz during clashes that broke out between armed groups.
Seven policemen were wounded and a civilian was killed during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk.
Gunmen at a fake checkpoint in the Mandali area stopped seven truck drivers and set fire to their trucks. Two bodies were also found.
No casualties were reported in a roadside bomb attack that damaged stores in a commercial area of Basra.
Gunmen killed the nephew of the Diyala province’s governor while he was traveling on a highway between Baquba and Abu Saida.
A policeman’s brother was shot and killed as he drove through Kanaan.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis