Saturday: 31 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Updated at 9:00 p.m. EST, Feb. 2, 2008

At least 31 Iraqis were killed and another 24 were wounded across Iraq as relative quiet returned to Baghdad a day after massive explosions killed nearly a hundred people. Four Saudi gunmen were also killed. On the other hand, no Coalition deaths were reported so far this month.

In Baghdad, five dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen attacked a convoy belonging to the dean of the dental college as it traveled in Zayouna; two guards were killed and two others were wounded. A roadside bomb near Mansour wounded five people, including policemen. Clashes between gunmen and security forces in Kadhimiya left two dead civilians left two dead and three wounded. Three policemen were kidnapped in Ferdous. Also, Iraqi forces detained 15 suspects during security operations.

Four policemen were killed when their patrol encountered a roadside bomb in Shurqat.

Yesterday’s clashes in Samarra left at least another three gunmen dead than previously reported and two wounded policemen. In al-Jalam Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air support killed four suspects and wounded three others.

In Mosul, four Awakening Council members were killed and another nine were injured by a bomb blast.

Two decomposed corpses bearing gunshot wounds were discovered in Iskandariya. Also, six gunmen were arrested.

Tal Afar police killed three gunmen and arrested three more.

U.S. forces killed a suspect and arrested 13 others in northern and central Iraq.

In Hawija, gunmen attacked a U.S.; one gunman was killed and the other was captured.

No casualties were reported when a roadside bomb went off shortly after a motorcade drove past it in Diwaniya.

Three suspects were arrested in Fallujah.

In Khalis, 11 suspects were detained.


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.