Updated at 12:14 a.m. EDT, May 7, 2008
At least 57 Iraqis were killed and 90 more were wounded in the latest violence. One U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded during an armed attack in Ninewah province. Also, 3,500 U.S. soldiers, who were part of last summer’s “surge” will be withdrawn in the coming weeks.
Four people were killed and 27 were injured during a car bombing in Tikrit.
In Baghdad, three people were killed, including a female student, and nine were wounded during clashes in Abu Dsheer. Mortars killed three and wounded 15 near the Facility Protection Services headquarters. Near a university in Karrada, a Katyusha rocket injured five people, some of them students. Another rocket injured five near the Sarafiya Bridge. Mortars near Utifiya wounded 12 people. U.S. and Iraqi forces killed seven gunmen; nine more were killed in night raids and two suspects were killed yesterday. Operations in Shula left 10 suspects dead and 131 detained. Iraqi authorities raided police troops and a hospital, arresting anyone suspected of having assisted militiamen. Also, two bodies were found.
Hospital authorities in Sadr City reported six killed and 11 wounded in the latest clashes. Officials estimate 8000 families have fled Sadr City since clashing between U.S.-Iraqi forces and the Mahdi Army began.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded two more. Two men killed themselves accidentally when they improperly planted a roadside bomb. A civilian and two policemen were killed, and two more policemen were wounded during an ambush. One person was killed during a home invasion. Police killed two gunmen after the men attacked their patrol. Three prostitutes were killed and two more were wounded during an attack at a brothel. Also, four were Islamic Army in Iraq suspects were arrested.
Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested 112 suspects across Iraq.
A number of weapons were confiscated in Missan province.
A policeman was kidnapped in Jalawla.
In Buhriz, a chieftan and three family members were kidnapped.
A roadside bomb in Wajihiya killed one Awakening Council member and wounded a second one.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis