Wednesday: 31 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Updated at 7:00 p.m. EDT, May 28, 2008

Clashes reignited in Sadr City on an otherwise quiet day. At least 31 Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, the main Sunni political bloc has suspended talks to rejoin the Shi’ite government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

In Baghdad, four dumped bodies were discovered in Ubaidi. Another four bodies were found in other areas. At the Diyala Bridge, six people were wounded. No casualties were reported after mortars struck a ministry building. Ten special groups gunmen were killed and one more was wounded during clashes in eastern Baghdad. Iraqi forces captured seven suspects and arrested a journalist during a raid on his home. Also, two Iraqi servicemembers were killed and three wounded during security operations, but they were able to round up 28 suspects in the process.

Five people were killed and eight more were wounded during clashes between gunmen and U.S. forces in Sadr City. A recent cease-fire between the Mahdi Army and Iraqi forces does not apply to U.S. troops.

A father and son were killed and another son was wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle while on a highway near Qara Tara.

In Khalis, a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded a second.

Three more people were reported wounded in roadside bombings in Diyala province. Diyala police released 160 detainees after they proved their innocence.

Two people were killed during clashes near Karbala.

In Garma, a mob stormed the home of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader and stabbed him to death.

A bodyguard was wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a convoy carrying a senior Kirkuk police officer.

U.S. forces arrested three men wearing women’s clothing in the Lake Tharthar region.

Five al-Qaeda suspects were detained in Baquba.

An Iraqi soldier was wounded during a roadside bombing in Mosul. Also, seven suspects were detained.

In Diwaniya, two suspects were arrested.

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.