Saturday: 32 Iraqis Killed, 46 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:45 p.m. EDT, Aug. 18, 2007

In what was an unusually quiet Saturday, at least 32 Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No foreign military deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, 18 dumped bodies were recovered. Also, a mortar attack left one person dead and six more wounded in the Saha district.

Mortar and rocket fire in Khalis killed seven people, including an infant, and wounded 35 others.

Three bodies, all bearing gunshots to the head, were found in Iskandariya.

A police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Hilla.

U.S. forces killed two militants and detained 16 more in unspecified locations. Thirty-eight more suspects were detained by Iraqi forces near Hawija, and five were arrested in Basra.

U.S. forces and the Mahdi Army fought in Kut, but no casualties were as yet reported.

A sniper near Fallujah, in the Al Bu Awda area, wounded two police recruits.

A civilian was wounded in Ankawa when gunmen opened fire.

Over the past three days, Iran has been intermittently shelling positions in northeast Iraq. Two women were wounded.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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