Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 4 Contractors, 36 Iraqis Killed; 28 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:50 p.m. EDT, July 8, 2008

One American servicemember was killed and five others were wounded in separate incidents around Baghdad. In northern Iraq, four Coalition contractors were also killed, but their nationalities are unknown at press time. At least 36 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 28 more were wounded in other attacks. Also, a UN representative reported that one-sixth of Iraq’s population has been displaced due to violence.

A U.S. soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an IED attack west of the capital. In northern Baghdad, another U.S. soldier was wounded along with his translator when mortars fell and set off more explosions. A roadside bomb killed four contractors and wounded eight more while traveling in a Coalition convoy south of Mosul. The nationalities of the contractors were not released pending family notification. An unmanned craft crashed in southern Baghdad.

In Baghdad, three bodies were found. Guards attempting to disperse a crowd who had gathered to collect their salaries injured 10 of them. A bomb in the Adhimiya neighborhood killed one civilian. Gunmen killed a dean from al-Qadisiyah University while he was driving in central Baghdad. In Amil, gunmen killed an Iraqi airlines employee. A roadside bomb injured five people near Andalus Square. Also, at least 35 people were arrested and eight bombs were defused.

A shop owner was killed in Kut. The city is under a motorcycle curfew. None may ride at night and riders must be kept to one per motorcycle in the daytime. Many drive-by shootings involve a second man on a motorcycle.

Three people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Baquba. A woman was killed in a roadside bombing.

In Balad Ruz, a roadside bomb wounded three policemen.

Three al-Qaeda suspects were killed when clashes broke out in Abu Saida.

A roadside bomb outside a Kirkuk courthouse injured a policeman and three civilians.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded another in Tikrit. A roadside bomb killed a policeman.

U.S. forces killed a former Iraqi army officer during a raid on his home in Shurqat.

Thirteen Maysan province commissioners renounced their membership in protest of the detention of three fellow members and other violations during a security operation imposed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

In Mosul, four suspects were arrested. Also, an Iraqi soldier was wounded in an unrelated bombing.

Twenty-two bodies were found at a school in Ramadi.


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.