Sunday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 41 Wounded

Updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT, May 25, 2008

At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 41 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. Several assassination attempts only managed to kill one target but left many wounded in their wakes. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, 11 people, mostly bodyguards, were wounded in Yarmouk when an IED blasted a convoy carrying the governor of Babel province. Near the Turkish embassy in Waziriya, a roadside bomb injured five people and may have killed another. A senior health official was assassinated as he was driving in the Tunis neighborhood. One person was killed and four were wounded by a roadside bomb in the Suleikh neighborhood. Two people were wounded when mortars struck Karrada. Four dumped bodies were recovered. Ten roadside bombs were defused and 75 people were detained in separate locations. Also, a blast targeting a U.S. patrol in Ghadeer left no casualties.

Significant arms caches have been found in Sadr City.

Gunmen using rocket-propelled grenades wounded two people at a Mosul checkpoint. A roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded three others. Also, 20 suspects confessed to killing hundreds of people.

In Garma, a roadside bomb targeted a convoy carrying an Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader. Three guards were wounded and a curfew was imposed.

A bomb targeting a Kirkuk police patrol wounded seven people, including two civilians.

A dumped body was found in Hilla.

A tanker driver was killed when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Imam Weis. A nearby roadside bomb killed one army officer and wounded four soldiers.

In al-Mafraq, gunmen fired upon police but killed a civilian instead.

A Sahwa member was shot and killed in Azzat village.

U.S. forces rounded up 21 al-Qaeda suspects.

An al-Qaeda leader was detained in Tikrit.

In Diwaniya, a U.S. convoyed struck a roadside bomb, but no casualties were reported.


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.