Saturday: 66 Iraqis Killed, 60 Wounded

Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, Sept. 9, 2007

During the latest round of violence, 66 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 60 more were wounded. No foreign military were reported killed, but the British military announced a troop reduction. Also, a small Sunni bloc has ended its boycott of parliament.

The U.S. military announced that a week ago an unmanned U.S. drone dropped a bomb that killed two militants.

In Baghdad, 11 unidentified bodies were dumped in various neighborhoods. Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and four were wounded during several security operations that also freed two hostages.

A car bomb near a Sadr City police station killed 15 and wounded 45 others.

An explosion in a Kufa marketplace killed as many as five people and wounded eight more.

Two policemen were killed and three people were wounded when a car bomb was detonated near a Bashir police station. The bombing was followed by a mortar attack. An Iraqi soldier had driven up to the station in the car, saying he had been kidnapped for five days and he suspected the car might be booby-trapped. Turkmen residents then took revenge on a nearby Sunni village. No casualties were reported, but six houses were burned.

Three policemen were gunned down in Mosul.

In a village north of Kirkuk, two bodies bearing gunshot and torture marks were discovered. South of the city, gunmen killed three people, including a school director, his brother who was an army officer during the Saddam regime, and an unspecified civilian.

Four bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found in Daquq after they had meet with kidnappers holding another member of the family captive.

Gunmen murdered a woman in front of her Diwaniya home.

In Najaf, gunmen assassinated an official from the Moqtada al-Sadr organization.

A Communications Ministry employee was shot and killed in front of her home in Hilla.

An IED explosion killed two civilians in Dor.

In Diyala province, three bodies were found and eight people were killed in separate incidents.

U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested 16 militants in Diwaniya. In Albo Mifrij, another 11 suspects were detained. Another 45 suspects were arrested in raids throughout Diyala province. U.S, forces launched an operation in the Kirkuk area.


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.