Saturday: 49 Iraqis Killed, 22 Wounded

Updated at 10:31 p.m. EDT, Sept. 1, 2007

During the latest violence, 49 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 22 more were wounded. No foreign military deaths were announced. Also, the AP is reporting that August was the second deadliest month for Iraqi civilians since the invasion, with over 1800 reported dead; however, many attacks go unreported to authorities or media.

In Baghdad, 15 dumped bodies were recovered. Mortar fire killed five people and wounded three others in the Zayouna neighborhood. In Shaab, four people were killed when gunmen opened fire.

A suicide car bomber in Mosul injured seven people, including two policemen, at a checkpoint in a southern area of the city. In northern Mosul, a roadside bomb killed five Iraqi soldiers. Mortar fire in a central district killed a child and wounded two people yesterday. A shopkeeper in al-Jedidah, killed two gunmen and scared off others who were trying to kidnap him. Also, the body of a judicial council member was found just west of the city.

A Shi’ite imam and preacher was shot and killed outside his Basra mosque shortly after evening prayers. He was also an aide to Shi’ite Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

During a drive-by shooting between Riyadh and Kirkuk, gunmen killed three people and wounded a civilian.

In Hawija, gunmen opened fire at a marketplace, killing one man and wounded three others.

In Baquba, militants demolished the shrine of Ahmed Ibn Imam al-Kadhim for the third time in three years.

A civilian was killed during an attack in Kirkuk. Gunmen wounded three civilians in the al-Orouba area.

A policeman was wounded during a militant attack in al-Yarmouk.

A mortar shell in Mahmudiya wounded two people.

In Najaf, a de-Baathification agent survived a blast from an IED planted near his home. Yesterday, gunmen killed a café owner downtown, while police found a body in the al-Forat neighborhood.

U.S. forces killed seven suspects and detained 15 others in operations in northern and central Iraq. Two Mahdi Army members were arrested in a raid in Sadr City as well. Forty gunmen were arrested during joint Iraqi and MNF operations in Muqdadiya. Also, 29 suspects were arrested in Babel province.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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