Friday: 4 GIs, 1 Romanian, 29 Iraqis Killed; 19 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:50 p.m EDT, Sept. 21, 2007

At least 29 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 19 were wounded during numerous but small attacks. Also, a Romanian soldier and four GIs were reported killed in separate incidents.

Yesterday, a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed and another was wounded during an explosion in Diyala province. In Anbar province, a Task Force Lightning soldier died in a non-combat incident. Also, an MNF-W soldier was killed in a non-combat incident in At Ta’mim province. Wednesday, another soldier was killed in a non-combat incident, this one in Balad. A Romanian soldier was killed and five more were wounded during a patrol near their base at Tallil.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a Mahdi Army leader in the Washash neighborhood. The assassination was followed by a Mahdi Army attack that left four dead and scores of civilians displaced. Also, eight dumped bodies were recovered, mostly from western neighborhoods.

A child was killed and three civilians were wounded when Peshmerga troops opened fire on a square in Khalis.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed a policeman and an Iraqi soldier, while also injuring a civilian. A separate roadside bomb wounded four civilians. Another civilian was wounded during an armed attack in a nearby village. Also, a body was found west of town.

Three bodies, bearing gunshot and torture marks were found in Yusufiya.

A farmer was killed and two others were injured during an armed attack in Albu Aziz.

Three female bodies were found dumped in Basra. Also, gunmen wounded the chief of al-Balda police during an assassination attempt.

A mortar barrage in Iskandariya left one dead and three wounded.

In Hawija, three people were wounded after gunmen placed several roadside bombs near the abandoned home of a former police chief.

A Sistani aide was killed in Diwaniya.

A body bearing torture wounds was found in Bajwan.

A Muqdadiya mosque was set ablaze.

Security concerns forced Muthanna police to impose a curfew.

Three people were kidnapped in al-Mugaded.

In Qadissiya, one gunman was killed and another injured during an explosion in a home.

U.S. troops killed a suspect and detained eight others during operations in central Iraq.

Also, an estimated 2000 Iraqi refugees are arriving in Syria every day, and five Kurdish rebels were killed near the Iraqi border in Turkey.


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.