Thursday: 1 GI, 66 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Sept. 20, 2007

At least 66 Iraqis were killed and 54 wounded in the latest round of violence. Among the attacks was another controversial incident involving U.S. troops in Sadr City. Also, several bombs were detonated in Baghdad and Kirkuk. And, a GI was killed in a non-combat accident yesterday in Taqqadum.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed three and wounded 11 at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Habibiya. A senior judge and his driver were killed in a drive-by shooting in central Baghdad. Near al-Shabb stadium, a roadside bomb killed a police commando and wounded four more policemen and a civilian. In northeast Baghdad, an Iraqi was killed and nine were wounded during another explosion. An IED killed one policeman and wounded a second. Also, seven dumped bodies were found scattered throughout town.

During a U.S.-Iraqi raid in Sadr City, which included helicopter-based gunfire, an Iraqi soldier was wounded. Besides the soldier, three civilians were killed and seven were wounded during the incident. Eight suspects were detained. A witness claimed that Iraqi soldiers stole money and jewelry from her during a search of her home.

A mortar barrage in Madaen left two dead and 10 wounded.

Eight bodies were found al-Ahemar village in Baquba.

In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb wounded a policeman and damaged his vehicle. Another roadside bomb caused no casualties. Gunmen killed a civilian. An IED wounded an Iraqi soldier. Also, a body was found east of the city.

Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing on a highway between Kirkuk and Riyadh in the village of al-Zera.

Three bodies, including those of a kidnapped woman and her daughter, were found in Mosul. Also, gunmen killed radio personality, Muhannad Ghanim.

Gunmen in Hawija killed a former member of the now dissolved Baath party and a day laborer, in a separate incident.

Near Tuz Khormato, a municipal council member was assassinated.

A blindfolded body bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Qara Hanir village.

In Basra, a senior police official was wounded during an assassination attempt. Also, another Sistani aide was assassinated; one of his guards was injured.

Two policemen were killed and four were wounded during a twin roadside bomb attack in Saqlawiyah.

The Iraqi army killed 14 suspects and arrested 33 in unspecified locations throughout the country. U.S. forces killed three suspects in Baghdad and killed seven others elsewhere in Mahmudiya. A suspected al-Qaeda adviser was killed in Tarmiya during a U.S.-Iraqi forces raid.

In Sulaimaniya, U.S. troops arrested an Iranian delegation member they accuse of transporting roadside bombs. Seventeen suspects were arrested in a joint raid in Kirkuk.


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.