Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 46 Iraqis Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:40 p.m. EST, Feb. 6, 2008

At least 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 46 more were wounded during numerous but small attacks throughout the country. The DOD reported that one U.S. soldier died of non-combat-related causes. Elsewhere, a U.S. army report noted that American troops are hit by anti-armor attacks every three days. Also, a UN refugee agency reports that Iraqis are again fleeing to Syria.

Tapes found in Khan Bani Saad in December purportedly show children play-acting as mujahedeen or holy warriors. Military authorities believe that the tapes were used for training young people.

A roadside bomb in Diwaniya blasted a minibus carrying detainees. Four people were killed and nine others were wounded, including seven policemen. Women and children were also among the casualties.

In Baghdad, four bodies were found dumped. Three people were wounded during a roadside bombing in al-Andalus Square. Another three people were wounded when mortars fell in Zayouna-Dubat. Two policemen were killed after confronting a man wearing a suicide vest. No casualties were reported after a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi patrol was detonated in Hurriya. Rumors about a U.S. raid on a mosque were denied.

Seven headless bodies were discovered near Muqdadiyah. Also, four mortar rounds injured four people.

Three Headless bodies were found near Baquba. Baquba and Muqdadiyah are both in Diyala Province, which remains one of the deadliest areas in Iraq.

A man and three women were injured during a bomb blast near their vehicle in Khalis.

A roadside bomb blast near Kirkuk in Heliwa killed a 7-year-old girl and wounded six members of her family.

In Najaf, the body of a 16-year-old girl bearing stab wounds was discovered. Another body, belonging to a young man, who had been beaten to death, was also found.

Two policemen were killed and three others were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Mosul. Gunmen killed a man. Two people were injured by mortar fire. Bombs planted under high-voltage wires were defused. Roadside bombs wounded two policemen and three civilians in separate incidents. Also, three suspects were detained during security operations.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed during an attack on a Samarra checkpoint. A civilian was injured during subsequent gunfire following the attack. Also, gunmen killed a member of the Association of Muslim Scholars yesterday.

A body bearing gunshot wounds to the head was discovered in Hilla.

An old landmine killed an 11-year-old on the family farm in Nasariya.

A woman was killed and two men were injured when a roadside bomb blasted their minibus in Tuz Khormato.

The Iraqi army killed five suspects and arrested 125 others across the country.

In Diyala, 65 detainees after authorities failed to demonstrate any guilt.

U.S. forces detained 10 in Sayafiya.

Three weapons traffickers were captured in Ramadi.

In al-Gheda village near Kirkuk, 46 suspects were detained.

Seven al-Qaeda suspects and 15 Ansar Ahmad al-Yamani supporters were arrested in Karbala.

Seven suspects were killed in Kifri.

In Buhriz, six men were injured during a roadside bombing.


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.