Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 56 Iraqis Killed; 99 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, July 16, 2008

A significant bomb attack killed and wounded dozens of army recruits in the restive Diyala province. To the north, a series of bombs disturbed the peace in Mosul. In Baghdad, a mortar attack wounded or killed nearly a dozen there. Overall, at least 56 Iraqis were killed and 99 more were wounded across the country. Also, an Egyptian was wounded during a mortar attack in Mosul. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in a booby-trapped home today in Diyala province.

At least 35 people were killed and 69 more were wounded during a double suicide bombing in Baquba. The first bomber attacked a crowd of army recruits, when first responders arrived to help the victims a second bomber brew up his explosives.

In Mosul, a suicide car bomber killed eight people and wounded a policeman at an eastern checkpoint. Earlier on the west side, a suicide vest bomber killed four people and wounded five near a police station. A army patrol disarming a bomb accidentally set it off; six people were wounded. A fourth bomb left no casualties. A mortar round wounded an Egyptian. Also, the bodies of two women were found yesterday.

In Baghdad, two people were killed and nine more were wounded when a mortar fell in Salhiyah. Aroadside bomb targeted a convoy carrying a senior official; it wounded two people. A man suspected of carrying out a bombing yesterday was captured. One dumped body was found. Also, 28 suspects were detained.

A bomb targeting an Awakening Council patrol killed one member and wounded a second yesterday in Iskandariya. Two people were killed during clashes.

Five people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk. Also, four al-Qaeda suspects were arrested.

A policeman was injured during a bombing in Tikrit.

Three suspects were captured in Wassit province. A curfew involving government vehicles is in effect.

Twenty-one suspects were apprehended in Dhi Qar province.

Also, Turkey reported killing 22 Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) rebels on the Turkish side of the border. Turkey claims the group, which is fighting for Kurdish autonomy, stages attacks from inside Iraq.


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.