Saturday: 33 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

Updated at 10:43 p.m. EDT, May 17, 1008

At least 33 Iraqis were killed and 54 more were wounded during light violence. A female suicide bomber attacked a Sunni checkpoint in Baquba, while eight bodies were unearthed near Basra. No Coalition deaths were reported, but an Australian soldier was wounded in Nasiriyah.

A female suicide bomber attacked an Awakening Council (Sahwa) post in Baquba. Shortly afterwards a car bomb also blew up, killing three people are wounding 15 others.

Eight bodies were found in a mass grave west of Basra. Six of victims were kidnapped last year.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed one civilian and wounded another in Shabb. Two civilians were injured during a bombing on Tunis Street. In Adhamiyah, three Sahwa members were injured. Also, 18 suspects were detained. Also, five dumped bodies were found.

A rocket killed a woman and injured three children in Sadr City. Snipers killed six civilians and wounded 16 more.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed a male driver, while the man’s wife and two children were also wounded.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed during a roadside bombing in Salah ad Din province.

Iran again shelled locations near Sulaimaniyah, where they believe PJAK rebels are operating.

During clashes in Khan Bani Saad, an Iraqi colonel was killed and two soldiers were wounded.

Fallujah is under an bicycle and motorbike curfew following a bicycle bombing that left one person with injuries. A Sunni religious leader was shot to death.

A kidnap victim was freed in Diyala province.

Three Sahwa fighters were killed and seven other people were wounded during an attack 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.