Attacks Against Iraqi Security Forces Continue

Updated at 9:44 p.m. EDT Oct. 25, 2011

Attacks targeting security personnel continued across Iraq today, where they left eight Iraqis dead and 27 more wounded. Also, one U.S. soldier died of non-hostile causes in Tallil, and another U.S. soldier supporting Operation New Dawn died of an illness in Texas. Meanwhile, about 500-1000 Turkish troops may have entered northern Iraq, chasing after Kurdish rebels. No casualties have been reported yet, but the Kurdistan Workers Party (P.K.K.) says that some fighting already occurred. Turkey denied the incursion.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one policeman and wounded three others in the Ur neighborhood. An attack left five wounded in Za’afaraniya. Five more policemen were wounded during a blast in Baladiyat. Two bombs in Rashid left one civilian with injuries.

Gunmen killed a government employee and wounded his wife in Falluja.

A sticky bomb blast in Baquba killed a Sahwa member and wounded two more. Seven people were wounded in separate attacks.

Two people were killed in a pair of bomb attacks in Iskandariya.

Three oil protection guards were killed in a blast in Mafraq. A fourth was wounded.

In Abu Ghraib, a bomb seriously wounded two soldiers.

In Mosul, a civilian was kidnapped.

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