Updated at 11:35 p.m. EDT, Sept. 9, 2007
At least 59 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 34 more were wounded during various incidents that included at least three suicide bombings. In Baghdad, an MND-B soldier was killed today; two other soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were also wounded in the incident. A Marine died on Friday in a non-combat incident in Anbar province. Also, President Jalal al-Talabani expressed hope that the Mahdi Army will reconfigure itself into a "social and cultural institution."
In Baghdad, several main roads near a Ministry building, where an international conference is taking place, are blocked as a security measure. One person was killed and two others were wounded during a roadside bombing near the al-Shabb stadium. Shelling in New Baghdad wounded four policemen and two civilians. Also, 12 dumped bodies were found.
In Balad, four Iraqi soldiers were killed and 15 more wounded during a suicide bombing involving a fuel tanker. The casualty figures may go higher. A civilian was injured during mortar fire in a marketplace.
At a Baiji area police station, gunmen killed seven policemen, wounded two others, and destroyed the station. A firefight also occurred.
Three women and a man were killed in their Mosul home.
Six suspects, including a woman, were killed and 21 others were detained during raids in the Tarmiyah area.
Two headless bodies, belonging to women, were found in separate locations around Basra.
Gunmen killed a civilian near Samarra in al-Muatassim.
A member of the Soldiers of Heaven sect was murdered in Diwaniyah.
Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested 14 suspects in Kirkuk. Southwest of the city, Iraqi forces killed seven gunmen, during a security operation. Seven unidentified bodies, bearing gunshots and bindings, were found in separate locations north and south of Kirkuk.
Military authorities reported that Coalition forces killed the man responsible for the horrific August bombings in the Sinjar area, along with his driver. The incident occurred on Sept. 3 in a remote area southwest of Mosul. Thousands of Yazidi tribesmen were killed or wounded in the massive, coordinated bombing.
Fourteen suspects were detained in Khan Bani Saad.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis