Wednesday: 49 Iraqis Killed, 114 Wounded

Updated at 9:15 p.m. EDT, May 14, 2008

A pair of blasts targeting the Iraqi Islamic Party rocked Baghdad, while light violence continues in the Sadr City suburb. Later in the day, a large suicide bombing occurred west of the capital. At least 49 Iraqis were killed and 114 more were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported.

IN Abu Minasir, a suicide bomber attacke a funeral held for a school principal who was shot and killed yesterday. At least 22 people were killed and 40 more were wounded. Many Sunni tribesman who are openly opposed to al-Qaeda were in attendance.

Five people were killed and 22 others were wounded during clashes in Sadr City. Although there are still reports of attacks and the accompanying casualties, residents say that it is calmer. U.S. troops killed two men they caught planting a bomb during house-to-house searches in the area.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed three people and wounded seven; the blast targeted a convoy belonging to prominent Iraqi Islamic Party (IIIP) member, but he was not hurt. Three civilians were killed and 27 others were wounded during a car bombing near the Party headquarters in eastern Baghdad. Two people were killed and six were wounded during fighting in Shula, which is a Mahdi army stronghold. A civilian and four Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing near Shabb Stadium. Also, a bomb was detonated near a Green Zone gate, but no casualties were reported. Also, five dumped bodies were found.

In Yusufiya, a teenage girl blew herself and an Iraqi soldier up at an Iraqi army post. Seven soldiers were wounded as well.

Police killed four suspects seen planting an IED near Samarra.

Two large weapons caches were found in Mosul. Also, the curfew in effect will be lifted during daylight hours tomorrow.

In Diyala, 38 detainees proved their innocence and were released.

Two suspects were detained and communications equipment was seized in Wassit province.

Eleven suspects were detained in Basra.


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.