Updated at 9:25 p.m. EDT, Sept. 15, 2007
At least 57 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were injured in the latest violence. Several assassination attempts in and around Baquba left a number of important figures and their companions dead or wounded. A Task Force Marne soldier was killed and four were wounded during an IED explosion in the capital yesterday.
In Baghdad, 11 dumped bodies were discovered throughout the city. A suicide bomber at an Amil bakery killed 11 people and wounded 18 others as they were breaking Ramadan fast for the day; the dead included two children. A roadside bomb near al-Shabb Stadium left no casualties. Also, a rocket attack in New Baghdad killed two people and wounded two more on Thursday.
In Baquba, a former Iraqi army brigadier general was killed by gunmen who were wearing police uniforms and driving an ambulance; two of the general’s companions were also killed. In a separate incident, gunmen attacked a police intelligence official; two bodyguards were killed and three more were wounded. Also, an Iraqi soldier was shot and killed at a checkpoint.
Two sheikhs were assassinated in Abu Saida. The sheikhs belonged to the Baquba Salvation Council, a sister group to the Anbar Salvation Council. The head of the Anbar group was killed on Thursday. Both councils are working to rid their provinces of al-Qaeda operatives.
Seven people were wounded when a roadside bomb blew up at a petrol station in Balad Ruz.
Gunmen tossed a grenade at a Fallujah checkpoint, killing a civilian and wounding five policemen.
A roadside bomb killed two people on a highway between Kirkuk and Mosul near Kharaba Root.
Two people were injured during a bombing in Mahaweel.
In Iskandariya, a roadside bomb wounded five soldiers. Also, mortar fire injured a woman when a shell fell on her home.
A charred car containing two bodies was found in Khalis.
Three bodies belonging to Jumaili tribesmen were found in Garma.
No one was harmed when an explosive device was detonated in Kirkuk or in a Katyusha rocket attack.
Iraqi troops arrested a Libyan gunman in Mosul and prevented a large attack.
American troops killed a suspect during an operation in Diwaniya.
In Muqdadiya, U.S. troops killed a suspect and arrested his son.
U.S. and Iraqi forces killed 14 suspects and arrested 17 during operations in northern and central Iraq.
Turkish artillery fell in Dohuk province scaring villagers and destroying properties but leaving no casualties.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis