Monday: 39 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Updated at 6:45 p.m. EST, Feb. 4, 2008

Turkish warplanes resumed bombing Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq. The number of casualties, if any, is unknown. Elsewhere, at least 39 Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded in various attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, influential Mahdi Army leaders are pressuring Moqtada al-Sadr not to extend a ceasefire believed to have seriously reduced violence across Iraq.

In Baghdad, two dumped bodies were recovered. A foreign ministry official was killed during a drive-by in Mansour. A roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded two more in Adhamiya; two members of a neighborhood patrol were wounded during an ensuing clash. In Hurriya, two people were wounded by an explosive device planted underneath their car. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Zayouna left no casualties. In Jisr Diyala, two policemen were injured during a roadside bombing. Also, Iraqi forces killed four suspects and wounded nine more during security operation that netted 76 suspects.

Southwest of Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded two policemen.

A minibus driver and a 7-year-old girl were killed during an attack on a minibus near Abu Saida. The girl’s four-year-old brother was wounded.

Fifteen al-Qaeda suspects were killed and ten more were arrested in villages in Khalis.

A man was kidnapped from his Baquba home and murdered.

A Turkmen Front leader was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.

U.S. and Iraqi forces killed seven suspects, wounded one, and arrested 28 during security operations in the Salman Pak area.

In Mosul, three policemen were killed in two separate drive-by shootings.

A roadside bomb wounded four policemen in Maaqal in Basra. Also, two al-Sistani linked clerics were kidnapped.


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.