What We Have Wrought: Wednesday in Iraq

April 20, 2007 at 5:03 am Leave a comment

Wednesday: 312 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed; 302 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:29 p.m. EDT, April 18, 2007

A series of coordinated
bomb attacks shook Baghdad hours after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said that
security would be in Iraqi hands by the end of the year. Overall, at least 312
people were killed and 302 wounded
throughout Iraq. One
American soldier died
yesterday of non-battle releated injuries.

In
Baghdad, one truck bomb killed
140 people and wounded 150 more
in the mostly Shi’ite Sadriya neighborhood.
A second bomb killed 41 and wounded
76
in Sadr City. In Karrada, the third bomb killed
11 and wounded 13 more
. Two
were killed and eight wounded
in a checkpoint bombing in Saidiya. And, a bomb
in a mini-bus in Risafi killed
four and wounded six people
.

Also in the capital, gunmen
killed a police major
who also worked a security detail for the Speaker of
Parliament. Four policemen were
killed and six civilians wounded
during an attack by gunmen in central Baghdad.
Mortars in Amil wounded
three civilians
. And, 15
dumped bodies
were recovered.

Another 25
decomposed bodies
were retrieved from a school in Ramadi. Yesterday, 17 bodies
had been discovered.

A suicide
bomber injured seven people
southwest of Mosul at al-Ghayah. Two
brothers were killed and a policeman was wounded
in a gunbattle in central
Mosul. Mortars rained on a security checkpoing where they injured
eight people
. Two
people were killed, three wounded
in a roadside bomb attack. An explosive
device killed
senior Iraqi army officer and wounded three soldiers
. Also, eight
bodies
were found in Mosul.

A suicide
bomber killed two policemen and wounded four people
, including two civilians,
near Mahmudiya.

A policeman
and a soldier were wounded
during multiple checkpoint attacks in Tal Afar.

In a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk, a judge
and his wife and son were wounded
. Four
bodies
, one beheaded, were found in separate locations.

The
son of the Interior Minister and his two bodyguards were killed
in Baiji.

Gunmen
killed soldier and kidnapped two civilians
in Khalis.

Two
farmers died
of injuries they received in a U.S. attack in Al Bo Asi Al Abagiyah
village.

Three
bodies
were found in separate locations near Baquba.

Five
civilians were injured
in Khanaqeen.

The bodies
of three kidnapped workers
were found in Hawija.

The Basra homes of
three Fadhila party members were attacked

by bombs, but no casualties were reported.

Mortars landed on the U.S. base
in Haditha, but no
casualties were reported
. A U.S. vehicle was damaged
in a blast in Fallujah.

Three
people were injured
on Tuesday when a roadside bomb struck an ambulance near
Mukayshifah.

During U.S. military raids in Taji, one
suspect was killed
and eight others were detained. Near Garma, five
suspects were killed
and 18 arrested. The Iraq army killed
six suspects
and captured 126 others during operations throughout the country.

Three
gunmen were killed
in Muqdadiya. Combined U.S.-Iraqi forces killed
23 gunmen
during security operations in Diyala.

Also, the governor
of Karbala warns
that armed groups are poised on the western borders of the province.

Compiled
by Margaret Griffis

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