Thursday: 26 Iraqis Killed, 50 Wounded

Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, May 15, 2008

At least 26 Iraqis were killed and 50 were wounded in the latest attacks. The numbers rose from yesterday’s suicide bombing near Baghdad, while more attacks occurred in the capital itself. No Coalition deaths were reported.

The death toll from yesterday’s suicide bombing at a funeral in Abu Minasir rose by three dead and eight wounded to 25 killed and 48 wounded. One witness described the bomber as a crying teenager and noted that the boy’s suicide vest appeared to have detonated by remote control, suggesting he was an unwilling accomplice.

In Baghdad, three Iranian embassy employees were injured during a shooting in Kadhimiya. A roadside bomb targeted the governor’s convoy, killing one bodyguard and wounding six people near Nasser Square. In Nafaq al-Shurta, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded four more. The U.S military killed five gunmen in Kadhimiya. Three dumped bodies were discovered. Also, no casualties were reported after a bomb blasted a U.S. convoy on Qanat Street and a second one in Fdhailiyah.

Clashes in Sadr City left seven dead and 19 wounded. Women and children were among the injured. U.S. forces said they killed two gunmen.

In Jalawla, a roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded four others.

A blast killed two people in Balad Ruz.

Six policemen were injured during a blast in Khaneqeen.

In Mosul, the Iraqi army arrested the manager of the Ninevah governor’s office and the head of the facilities protection services.

Two suspects were detained and a weapons cache was confiscated in Makhmour.

Three doctors were kidnapped near al-Hamra village.

Iran bombarded the Qalaat Daza district, but no casualties were reported. In the past, Iran has targeted PJAK (Partiya Jiyana Azada Kurdistanê) rebel bases there. They believe the rebels use the bases to stage attacks in Iranian territory.

Two dumped bodies were found near Lake TharThar.

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.