Sunday: 33 Iraqis Killed, 66 Wounded

Updated at 7:42 p.m. EDT, May 4, 2008

At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 66 more were wounded in the latest violence. Mosul was the scene of numerous small attacks, but clashes in Sadr City continue to claim the most lives. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, three dumped bodies were recovered. Four bodyguards were wounded when a roadside bomb struck a convoy carrying President Jalal Talabani’s wife through Karrada. Also in Karrada, mortars injured two civilians, but a rocket failed to harm anyone. A bomb killed one civilian and injured eight others at a Yarmouk traffic circle. One civilian was injured when a bomb magnetically attached to a car was detonated in the Green Zone, which also suffered a mortar attack. A Baghdad University dean’s assistant was killed and his two sons were wounded when gunmen attacked them in Adil. Two Iraqi soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing. A roadside bomb in Zayouna left a man and two children with injuries. Two gunmen were detained. Also, a weapon’s cache was discovered.

At least 10 people were killed in Sadr City, according to hospital sources. At least 38 others were wounded. U.S. forces killed nine suspects.

In Mosul, gunmen pulled a female journalist from a taxi and killed her. A roadside bomb killed a man and wounded a second person. Another bomb injured two children. Gunmen shot dead a civilian. An unidentified body was found dumped in the al-Hirmat neighborhood. A decapitated body wearing a military uniform was found. Another body was found yesterday. Soldiers killed a potential suicide bomber; one soldier was injured. Also, three suspects were captured.

Bombs planted near a Balad policeman’s home killed two women.

In Basra, Iraqi forces arrested members of the Thar Allah Party and demolished their mosque.

An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was killed and another was wounded as they were trying to defuse a roadside bomb in Wajihiya.


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.