Monday: 13 GIs, 77 Iraqis Killed; 132 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:20 a.m. EDT, Sept. 11, 2007

At least 77 Iraqis were killed and 132 Iraqis were wounded during the latest violence. Thirteen GIs were killed and at least 16 injured in separate incidents, including a pair of vehicular accidents. Also, the holy city of Karbala reopened to visitors three weeks after clashes spoiled a religious observance there.

Seven American soldiers were killed and 11 were wounded in a non-combat vehicular accident today; two detainees were also killed and a third was injured. East of Baghdad, another soldier was killed and two more were injured in a separate accident. Yesterday, a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed in a rocket attack in At Ta’mim province. Three U.S. soldiers were slightly injured during a clash in Balad. The DOD also announced the death of a GI in Balad during a small arms attack on Satuday. A Marine was killed in a non-hostile incident on Friday in Anbar. Also, a GI died in Seattle on Friday of wounds received in Baquba in May, and another soldier died in San Antonio of wounds received in July in Baghdad.

A suicide truck bomb killed at least 10 people and wounded 78 others near Mosul, in the village of Tal Marag. The figures would have been higher except some villagers had become suspicious of the truck and fled the area prior to the explosion.

A roadside bomb in Yusufiyah killed 2 and wounded 13 others.

In Baghdad, 10 dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb near a hospital in al-Otaifiyah killed two people and wounded six others.

Al-Sadr officials reported that U.S. forces were conducting an air strike in Sadr City. The Mahdi Army was ordered not to retaliate but to avoid detention instead. Hospital officials reported one dead and five wounded in the al-Orfali district. Other sources place the dead at three.

Thirteen Iraqi soldiers were wounded when their Iskandariya checkpoint was shelled.

Three dumped bodies were discovered in Mahmudiya.

A suicide bomber attacked a Saqlawiyah police checkpoint, killing four and wounding two others, mostly policemen.

Two bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra.

At a village on the outskirts of Baghdad, U.S. forces and residents fought against militants; six suspected al-Qaeda were killed and 30 more were detained.

In Mosul, gunmen destroyed a dome belonging to a Sunni mosque. Three policemen were killed during clashes in an eastern neighborhood. Shelling in al-Farouq wounded six civilians.

Gunmen in Basra killed a financial director and set fire to his corpse.

Combined Iraqi-U.S. forces killed twelve al-Qaeda suspects and detained three in Samarra, a hostage was also freed. U.S. forces attacked a home in the city, where they killed two women and injured four others, including a child.

In Uwainat, U.S. forces killed two bystanders during a gunfight and a mechanic in a separate incident. U.S. and Iraqi forces captured a suspected al-Qaeda and Islamic Army leader in Baghdad.

Twelve gunmen were killed and three detained in Balad. Three U.S. soldiers were slightly wounded.

One civilian was killed and four were wounded during a roadside bombing in Kirkuk.

Eight civilians were kidnapped from a fake checkpoint near Muqdadiyah.



Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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