Saturday: 3 US Soldiers, 22 Iraqis Killed; 37 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:01 a.m EDT, March 23, 2008

At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 37 others were wounded in the latest attacks. Three American soldiers were killed as well. Meanwhile, Iran continues to shell Iraqi territory near their border.

Three U.S. soldiers were killed in an IED attack northwest of Baghdad, along with two Iraqi civilians. Two of the Americans were killed instantly. The third one died later of wounds.

Iran is shelling locations in Sulaimaniyah province believed occupied by Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebels. No casualties were reported but residents of several villages fled for their lives.

In Baghdad, three dumped bodies were recovered. A roadside bomb wounded three garbage collectors in Adhamiya. In Mansour, one Sahwa member was killed and four others were wounded during mortar shelling, while six people were wounded during a roadside bombing at a checkpoint. In eastern Baghdad, a bomb on a minibus killed one person and wounded eight others. An IED in Mashtal wounded four people. Also, no casualties were reported after shelling in Yarmouk.

A U.S. air strike on an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Ishaqi left six dead and two wounded. U.S. officials said the people were behaving strangely and denied it was a Sahwa checkpoint.

In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb killed civilian and wounded nine others, including policemen.

Sahwa members killed three people and wounded two others during an incident in Khalis.

An unknown number of Iraqi policemen were injured in Baquba.

Two bodies bearing the usual gunshot and torture wounds were discovered in Mahaweel.

A decapitated body was recovered in Latifiya.

In Hilla, a body bearing gunshot wounds to the head was found. Meanwhile, the U.S. base suffered a Katyusha attack.

U.S. forces killed a suspect and detained 21 others across central and northern Iraq.

In Mosul, 16 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.