Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 14 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:12 p.m. EDT, Aug. 27, 2008

At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 47 were wounded in the latest incidents. Baghdad was the scene of a spate of bombings, while tribal warfare in Hay left a small number of casualties. Meanwhile, a U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing yesterday in Baghdad. Also, U.S. authorities are saying that they will hand over security in Anbar province next week.

Security of Anbar province will be handed over to the Iraqis within days, according to a commandant in the U.S. Marines. The handover was to have taken place in June, but U.S. authorities originally blamed a sandstorm for the delay. However, a significant bombing, that took place in Garma the day before the handover, is the likely cause of the two-month delay. Three U.S. Marines and several Sunni leaders were killed in the blast. The security situation in Anbar has improved overall, but an increase in attacks has occurred recently.

As many as22 people were wounded during a suicide car bombing in Tal Afar. An earlier bombing wounded two people and may be the source of conflicting reports from the city.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed one person and wounded seven others in Jadida. Six people were wounded during a bombing in Karrada. Five people were wounded by a blast in Kamaliya. A bomb planted on a car injured its owner. Two bodies were dumped downtown. A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol on the Qasim Highway failed to harm anyone. Also, five bombs were found and defused.

A tribal conflict left four dead and one wounded in Hay.

In Mosul, a civilian was shot dead in the al-Nur neighborhood. In Maliya, five Iraqis were wounded when a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol blasted them instead.

A woman’s body was discovered in Numaniya.

Police in Madaen were alerted to a decomposed corpse.

U.S. forces in Diyala killed three suspects and arrested six more.

Near Mahmudiya, police arrested a man they found laying a bomb.


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.