Updated at 11:35 p.m. EDT, April, 29, 2008
As heavy street fighting continues in Sadr City, Kirkuk suffered a spate of roadside bombings. Also, female suicide bombers staged attacks in Diyala province. At least 90 Iraqis were killed and another 135 were wounded across the country. Two American soldiers were also killed
Gunmen in Sadr City ambushed a U.S. patrol on a road where barricades are being installed. U.S. forces said that a total of 37 gunmen were killed. Hospital officials said that 24 people were killed and 60 more were wounded, most of them civilians. Six American soldiers were wounded. Overnight, one person was killed and 24 more were wounded in other clashes.
In Baghdad, a bomb was detonated outside the home of a senior labor ministry official; he was killed and two others were wounded. Two people were killed and five others were injured during a Katyusha attack in New Baghdad. Two people were injured during mortars in Kadhamiyah. Mortars injured three in Karadat Maryam. No casualties were reported during shelling in Karrada and Bab al-Sharji.
A female suicide bomber killed two Awakening Council (Sahwa) members and wounded ten others in Baquba. Also, six gunmen were detained.
In al-Saldiya, a female suicide bomber killed one person and injured five people, including the district chief.
In Kirkuk, four people were killed and 15 more were wounded during two separate roadside bombings.Two policemen were wounded in a another roadside bombing. Two bodies were found outside of town. Also, an ethnic Turkman was freed, and his kidnappers were arrested.
In Mosul, an Iraqi soldier was killed and five more were wounded as they were thwarting a suicide bomber. Gunmen killed one policeman and injured two civilians.
Gunmen killed three civilians in Jalawla.
Gunmen killed two civilians near Muqdadiyah.
Three Iraqi soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing in Balad Ruz. Six bodies, belonging to academics who were kidnapped last week, were found in a mass grave; the men were killed despite the payment of ransom.
Meanwhile, surveys of Iraqi refugees in Syria show that few are willing to return to Iraq. Also, reports of domestic violence among refugees in Jordan are on the rise, as their situation grows dimmer.
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