Saturday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

Updated at 11:36 p.m. EDT, July 26, 2008

As pilgrims descend on Baghdad for a religious observance that ends on Tuesday, at least seven Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded across the country. No Coalition deaths were reported. Security forces are on high alert in Baghdad where thousands are expected to visit the al-Kadhim shrine. The holiday may be the reason less violence has been reported this week.

In Baghdad, six people were wounded in the Camp Sara neighborhood. Five more people were wounded in a separate bombing, possibly in Sleikh. A third bombing injured two dustmen in Jihad. Two Iraqi soldiers were injured in yesterday’s IED attack in Ghazaliya. Also, curfew plans for a religious pilgrimage to the al-Kadhim shrine have not been finalized, but the observance culminates on Tuesday. An Awakening Council leader was attacked and injured in Daowdi. A dumped body was found in Baladiyat. Three years ago nearly a thousand people were crushed to death in a stampede caused by terror rumors.

A four-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting in Hilla.

Two policemen were wounded in Kirkuk during a roadside bombing. Yesterday one policeman was killed and another was injured during a small arms attack. Seven suspected Islamic State of Iraq members were detained in a separate incident.

In Mosul, a policeman was killed during clashes in the Yarmuk area. Also, a roadside bomb killed three people south of the city yesterday.

U.S. forces detained 20 suspects across Iraq.


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.