Friday: 21 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded

Updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT, June 6, 2008

At least 21 Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded on a relatively quiet prayer day. No Coalition troops were reported killed. Meanwhile, Iranian forces continue to shell suspected Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebel locations in northern Iraq. Casualties, if any, are unknown.

In Sadr City, a U.S. air strike killed four men who had been observed loading weapons into a truck.

At a Dour checkpoint, gunmen killed three policemen and wounded two more.

A female suicide bomber killed one policeman and wounded four others in Ramadi. A second woman fled the scene.

U.S. forces killed four suspects and arrested 20 more in Kirkuk. A former intelligence officer from the Saddam regime was kidnapped. A civilian was wounded during a shooting.

Three al-Qaeda suspects were killed and six more were detained in Muqdadiyah.

In Mosul, a charred body was discovered.

An off-duty policeman was kidnapped near Tikrit.

Ten wanted men and 22 other suspects were captured by Coalition forces in northern and central Iraq.

In Hay, a “special groups” leader surrendered. The term “special groups” is used to describe Shi’ite militia who are suspected of receiving aid from Iran.

In al-Nasr Wa Salam, four men blew themselves up as they were planting a roadside bomb. Gunmen wounded a policeman.

A roadside bomb damaged the home of an officer in Suleiman Bek, but no casualties were reported.

In Jalawla, a bomb near the home of a Kurdistan Democratic Party member’s home left one casualty.

An al-Qaeda leader was killed near Baiji.


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.