Thursday: 2 US Soldiers, 93 Iraqis Killed; 212 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:00 p.m. EDT, May 1, 2008

At least 93 Iraqis were killed and 212 more were wounded in the latest violence. Two mass grave were found in Duluiya, but the number of bodies was not reported yet. An American soldier was killed during a car bombing today in central Baghdad. Also, the DOD announced the death of a Marine in Texas; he died from wounds received in 2005 in Anbar province.

A female suicide bomber killed 35 people and wounded 76 others in Balad Ruz. After the bomber struck a wedding convoy, another suicide bomber targeted the first responders who arrived on the scene.

In Baghdad, five bodies were found. A car bomb targeting a U.S. patrol killed nine and wounded 26 others in Camp Sara; three American soldiers were also injured. In Salhiya, a mortar shell wounded three people. A civilian was wounded in Tayaran Square when members of a private security company opened fire. A roadside bomb in Ghadeer injured two policemen and wounded three civilians. A roadside bomb in Bayaa left no casualties, but three were injured by a bomb in Zaafaraniyah. Five civilians were injured during a bombing in al-Obeidi Mosque. A large cache of weapons was confiscated in Abu Dsheer. Also, clashes broke out in Amil, where U.S. airstrikes left five dead, 12 wounded, and hit watermains.

In Sadr City, U.S. forces reported killing 17 gunmen in separate clashes. Hospital officials said that 11 bodies were brought to the hospital and 72 people were treated for injuries.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in Mosul when a roadside bomb blasted them.

A bicycle bomb targeting an Awakening Council (Sahwa) patrol in Hawija wounded two of them and a child.

In Duluiya, two Arab nationals blew themselves up during a raid. Two policemen were injured during the blasts. Also, two mass graves were found.

Twelve roadside bombs were defused in Basra.

A roadside in Abu Khames killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded four others.

An Iraqi BBC correspondent was arrested for unknown reasons in Karbala.

U.S. troops killed six people and arrested 10 suspects across Iraq.


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.