Monday: 2 US Contractors, 17 Iraqis Killed; 26 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:55 p.m. EDT, Mar. 24, 2008

A day after the U.S. military tally reached 4000 troop deaths, the FBI announced that the remains of two American contractors were positively identified. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 26 more were wounded. No new Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, eight people were wounded, two seriously, when mortars landed inside the Green Zone. In Zayouna, a roadside bomb injured three policemen. Another bomb, this one on the Qasim Highway, injured another policeman. Also, four dumped bodies were recovered.

Five people were wounded in Mosul, when a car bomb blasted their vehicle. A dumped body was found. A bomb targeting an ambulance left no casualties. Also, gunmen blew up a home belonging to the father of a policeman; no casualties were reported.

Three policemen were killed and two others were injured during an IED attack in Saidiya.

An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was gunned down and a second was injured during an incident involving U.S. troops in Buhriz.

One civilian was killed and a policeman was injured during clashes between security forces and gunmen in Qurna.

A mortar shell landed in Tal Jwad and killed a civilian.

In al-Lahis, security forces killed a wanted man and arrested another suspect.

Tal Afar police captured two suspects and safely detonated a car bomb.

U.S. forces killed three suspects and detained eight during operations in central and northern Iraq.

Four Sadrists were arrested in Diwaniya.

Three wanted men were captured in Hilla.

A night time curfew has been imposed on Basra after clashes between police and Mahdi Army members.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and five more were wounded during a roadside bombing in Khanquin.

Seven suspects were arrested and two hostages were freed in Baquba.

Three oil smugglers were arrested south of Nasiriya.

Three suspects were arrested in Anbar province.



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.