Saturday: 5 GIs, 1 US Contractor, 2 Georgian Soldiers, 44 Iraqis Killed; 122 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:55 p.m. EDT, May 3, 2008

At least 44 Iraqis were killed and 122 more were wounded in the latest violence. Turkey reports that 150 PKK rebels were killed during their activities in northern Iraq, but there is no confirmation of that figure. Five American and two Georgian servicemembers were killed in separate incidents. Also, the family of a US contractor reported his death from a roadside bomb explosion.

Four U.S. Marines were killed on Friday in Anbar province when they drove over a roadside bomb. The country of Georgia reported that two soldiers were killed when they drove over a mine. Also, one American soldier was killed during an IED attack in Baghdad yesterday.

Turkish officials claim that at least 150 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels were killed in northern Iraq; however, confirmation from independent sources has been difficult during ongoing Turkey-PKK clashes. The PKK has denied the claims.

In Sadr City, hospital sources reported that 14 people were killed and 25 were wounded overnight. U.S. forces killed 10 suspects. About 30 people were injured during a U.S. air strike near the al-Sadr hospital. At least 35 more people were injured either in Sadr City or Baghdad itself.

In Baghdad, two people were killed and seven were wounded when a rocket hit Salhiya. In Jamiya, one person was killed and eight were wounded during a roadside bombing near a traffic patrol. U.S. forces killed four suspects. Roadside bomb in Shabb and Amil left no casualties. Also, four dead bodies were discovered.

A roadside bomb near Tikrit killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded four more.

Shelling in Shurqat killed one child and wounded two more.

One civilian was killed and three policemen were wounded in a roadside bombing in Mosul. Two policemen were killed in an armed attack. A gunman was killed during clashes. Also, 11 suspects were arrested.

A roadside bomb wounded three policemen near Kirkuk.

In Tal Afar, rockets wounded two people.

A Communist party official was assassinated in Saidiya.

A child was killed when he picked up a booby-trapped flashlight in Khanquin.


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.