Tuesday: 79 Iraqis Killed, 48 Wounded

Updated at 11:45 p.m. EDT, Sept. 11, 2007

No major attacks were reported today, but 79 Iraqis were killed and 38 more were wounded during numerous smaller incidents. One unidentified foreigner was killed and 11 GIs were wounded during indirect fire at Camp Victory.

In Baghdad, 12 unidentified bodies were scattered among several neighborhoods. A roadside bomb in Mansour left one dead and five wounded. In Bayaa, mortar fire wounded seven people. Also, U.S forces killed six suspects and wounded five in a southern neighborhood. Meanwhile, a large fire of unknown origin burned in the Muaaskar al-Rashid industrial area.

U.S.-led raids in Sadr City left nine militant suspects dead and eight more were detained, according to military sources. As many as three more people were killed and 10 were wounded during operations early this morning, said hospital officials.

Kurdish police, security forces and gunmen clashed in Qara Tara. Two policemen were killed and 12 others were wounded. Ten gunmen also died and 15 more were detained.

Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed and one wounded during an armed attack in Abu Saida.

Gunmen stormed the Basra home of an aide working for top Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and killed the aide.

Five gunmen were killed during joint U.S.-Iraqi operations in Muqdadiyah.

In Diwaniya, one civilian was killed and one gunman was wounded during clashes at a police station.

Four Iraqi policemen were killed in separate incidents in Mosul. During an armed attack on a home, an Iraqi soldier and his father were killed.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded two policemen. Gunmen killed an Iraqi army officer who was returning to his unit.

Six Iraqi policemen were killed during an armed attack on a checkpoint near Qaiyara.

In Riyadh, a security officer was killed.

A body was found dumped in Abbasi.

A student was kidnapped in al-Bashir.

U.S. operations at several locations in northern Iraq left eight al-Qaeda suspects dead and another 15 were detained. Military authorities reported that at least three lookouts were killed along with an unspecified number of gunmen inside a safehouse in Arab Jabour last Thursday.

Also, 18 suspects were released in Karbala after it was determined they were not involved in clashes that occurred three weeks ago. And, 112 detainees were released elsewhere as part of Ramadan celebrations.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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