Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 37 Iraqis Killed; 83 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:55 p.m .EDT, May 27, 2008

At least 37 Iraqis were killed and 83 more were wounded in the latest attacks. One incident involved Iranian soldiers at the border. One American soldier was killed and two were wounded in a roadside bombing near Diwaniya on Sunday. Also, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has called for weekly protests against the U.S.-Iraqi security deal.

A car bomb blew up in a Tal Afar marketplace, killing four people and wounding 46 more.

In Baghdad, three dumped bodies were found. An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was killed and three others were wounded in Adhamiya. During security operations, eight suspects and and three security members were killed; five security members were wounded. Also, 290 detainees were released.

A bomb at the home of a Sahwa member in Diyala province killed one member and wounded six people, including a civilian suspected of involvement in the blast.

Gunmen killed three oil technicians working on a pipeline n Baiji.

In Mosul, a policeman was shot and killed in a crowded area. Gunmen killed a woman in a western neighborhood. Six civilians were wounded during a roadside bombing in al-Darkazliya. In Zahra, 11 policemen were injured during a roadside bombing.

Gunmen killed an Iraqi army soldier and wounded a second one in Hibhib. A child was also wounded.

Seven gunmen were killed and two policemen were injured during clashes in al-Salam.

In Amara, an Iraq army soldier was shot dead.

A roadside bomb in Fallujah killed a policeman in al-Senaa. South of town, another bomb injured a policeman and a civilian.

No casualties were reported after rockets blasted Ashraf. The camp is home to Iranian refugees, including members of the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI).

Iranian soldiers shot and killed a border guard near Sulaimaniyah. In recent weeks, the Iranian military has launched artillery into the area targeting suspected Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebels hiding there.

Five suspects were arrested west of Kirkuk. Gunmen shot dead a civilian.

A special groups leader was detained in Suwayra. “Special groups” is a term used by the U.S. military to describe associations suspected of receiving support from Iran.

Six gunmen were arrested near Karbala.



Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.