Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 51 Iraqis Killed; 7 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:35 a.m. EST, Mar. 5, 2008

In a reprieve from yesterday’s violence, at least 51 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 27 more were wounded in the latest attacks. A U.S. soldier was killed when an Iraqi helicopter crashed in a dust storm.

One U.S. soldier and seven Iraqi soldiers were killed when an Iraqi transport helicopter crashed during a dust storm near Shurqat.

A mass grave containing 15 bodies was discovered in Muqdadiya.

In Baghdad, five U.S. soldiers were wounded during an IED attack in a southern neighborhood. A roadside bomb in Wathiq square produced no immediate casualties, but two policemen and a civilian were wounded during a second bomb blast. Also, two dumped bodies were recovered.

Near Samarra in Huwaish, a car bomb killed four children and two women while injuring another 10 people.

Five people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Mosul; three policemen were among the injured. Two bodies were found. Police killed a suicide bomber before he could stage an attack. Also, a policeman was gunned down near his home.

Four bodies were found in a mass grave near Samarra. Eight suspects were detained during a raid.

Two Awakening Council (Sahwa) members were killed and three more were injured near Tikrit, in al-Dour, during an armed attack.

In Yathrib, three Sahwa members were injured during an attack on their checkpoint.

A body was found in Buhriz, several hours after the victim was kidnapped.

U.S. forces killed three suspects in central Iraq yesterday. One Iraqi civilian was wounded during the operation.

Near Kut, 29 suspects were detained during security operations.

Four suspects were captured in Baghdad.

In Karbala, five thieves were arrested for impersonating police in order to gain entry to homes.

Two men were arrested in Basra for crimes committed on the Basra-Baghdad highway.

An al-Qaeda suspect was captured in the Tharthar region.

A civilian was kidnapped in Baquba.

In Imam Wais, a roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and injured two more.

In al-Hassan, gunmen killed two people related to a Sahwa leader.

Two Sahwa members were killed near Tikrit.

A body was found in a canal near Latifiya.

In Khalis, a decapitated body was found.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.