Woo-hoo! Things just keep getting better in Iraq!
Heavy gunfire and explosions resounded across Basra today, while an interior ministry source said 51 people had been killed and more than 200 wounded in the city alone.
The city's police chief escaped an assassination attempt late today but three of his bodyguards were killed in the roadside bombing.
No other casualties were reported today but the military said a US soldier, two American civilians and an Iraqi soldier were wounded yesterday.
One of southern Iraq's two main oil export pipelines was also severely damaged in a bomb attack, officials said today.
Yay! Everything's going great! I can't wait to see how wonderful things are tomorrow!