Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 27 Iraqis Wounded

At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded in a bombing and several targeted assassinations. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed during operations yesterday, making April the deadliest month for American troops November 2009. Meanwhile, parliament approved $400 million to compensate Americans used as human shields during the 1990-91 Gulf War.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed eight people and wounded 20 others at an entry checkpoint to a market.

A judge and two relatives were killed and two more relatives were wounded during a bomb attack in Taji. Earlier the gunmen killed the judge’s bodyguard at a nearby home.

Gunmen in Qadiriya attacked the home of an industry ministry official where they killed him and his daughter. The neighbors killed one attacker before the others fled. Two neighbors were wounded.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a colonel and wounded his wife, and perhaps also wounded his children, as they were driving on a highway; the colonel’s car then injured two policemen when it crashed into a checkpoint. Uniformed men killed a Sahwa member and three relatives in Kadhimiya; one gunman also died.

No casualties were reported after a Katyusha rocket fell on a U.S. base near Diwaniya.

Demonstrators in Kut demanded better services.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.