Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 26 Iraqis Killed; 35 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 8:00 p.m. EDT, May 7, 2008

At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 35 more were wounded in light violence. A US soldier was killed during an armed attack in Fallujah yesterday. Also, U.S. forces arrested four Iraqi journalists in Diyala province.

In Baghdad, Iraqi forces came under fire in Amin; eight gunmen and one soldier were killed while 10 soldiers were also wounded. A bomb injured three people in Alawi. One person was injured when a car bomb was detonated in Tayaran Square. Also, three dumped bodies were found.

Seven suspects were detained in Sadr City. Witnesses say that eight people were killed and 13 others were wounded during a U.S. airstrike.

Four guards were wounded when a bomb exploded at a Mussayab power station.

Iraqi forces clashed with Mahdi militiamen during a raid on an al-Sadr political office in al-Hay. Two people suffered injuries. The city is now under a curfew.

An Iraqi army officer was killed during an armed attack near his home in Numaniya.

Gunmen killed a teacher in Yusufiya.

In Diyala province, 64 innocent detainees were released.

Thirty suspects were detained in Balad Ruz.

In Mosul, four Iraqi solders were killed during clashes with gunmen. Meanwhile, two vehicle bombs were defused.


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.