Wednesday: 3 GIs, 30 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:40 p.m. EDT, Sept. 19, 2007

At least 30 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 22 more Iraqis were wounded during numerous attacks throughout the country. Three GIs were reported killed in separate incidents.

Today, an MND-B soldier was killed during combat west of Baghdad. In Salah ad Din province, a Task Force Lightning soldier died of non-battle-related causes. Also, an MND-B soldier was killed yesterday in the capital during a small arms attack.

In Baghdad, eight dumped bodies were recovered. No other reports came out of the capital.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded four civilians. A clash between gunmen and Iraqi troops that followed the bombing left 14 gunmen dead and three injured. Another roadside bomb killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded three more during these same clashes. In a separate incident, a suicide car bomber wounded two civilians during an attempted attack on a U.S. patrol. Also, two bodies bearing gunshot wounds were discovered.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Muqdadiya, killing one person and wounding five others, including women.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded five people, four were policemen. An Iraqi soldier and a child were kidnapped in separate incidents.

A Sadr organization member was gunned down near his home in Diwaniya.

In Fallujah, a man threw a grenade at a police patrol. Police arrested him and discovered he was wearing a suicide vest. No one was injured, but Fallujah is now under a vehicle curfew.

The Iraqi army killed one suspect and arrested 51 others in unspecified locations throughout the country. In Balad Ruz, U.S. forces killed a suspect, believe to be in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

U.S. and Iraqi troops arrested ten Mahdi army members in Diwaniya. In Muqdadiya, seven gunmen were arrested, two of them might be Saudi nationals. Also, ten suspects were arrested in Mosul. Iraqi and Coalition troops arrested five suspects in the Tigris River Valley.

No casualties were reported during Turkish shelling in Duhuk province, but local residents were frightened.


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.