Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 1 US Civilian, 28 Iraqis Killed; 53 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:20 a.m. EST, Feb. 21, 2008

At least 28 Iraqis were killed and another 53 were wounded across Iraq during attacks that included a significant bombing in Muqdadiyah and a mortar attack on a children playing soccer in Balad. One American soldier was killed and three more were wounded during a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Mosul today. Also, a U.S. civilian was reported killed yesterday in Baghdad.

In Muqdadiyah, a suicide bomber detonated his vest in a market, where he killed seven people and wounded 20 more.

In Baghdad, four dumped bodies were discovered. An IED explosion near Shabb Stadium wounded two people. In Ghazaliyah, one person was killed and two more were wounded during a car bombing. Also, an attack in Rustamiyah yesterday left one American civilian dead and several others wounded.

Yesterday in Balad, mortar fire targeting a U.S. base killed three children and wounded seven more who were playing soccer.

A suicide bomber in Tal Afar killed a woman and a six-year old girl at an identification cards office. Another eight people were wounded.

In Mosul, gunmen killed four policemen and wounded four others. A policewoman was also gunned down, but she was wearing civilian clothing. Also, a kidnap victim was freed.

Two Iraqi soldiers and two civilians were wounded during a roadside bombing in Tikrit.

Three policemen were injured during a roadside bombing near Duluiya in Peshiktin village.

Awakening Council members killed two suicide bombers as they approached a checkpoint in Samarra. Also, a policeman was injured during security operations that left an Algerian al-Qaeda suspect dead.

A man planting a roadside bomb was killed when the device prematurely detonated in Jalawla.

In Wajihiya, two Awakening Council members were injured during an armed attack on a checkpoint.

Five policemen were injured during a bombing in Kirkuk.

Two people were kidnapped in Tuz Khormato.

In Amiriyat al Fallujah, a civilian was injured during a bombing.

A male detainee died at a Coalition facility in Anbar province. The cause of death was not released.


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.