Sunday: 1 GI, 48 Iraqis Killed; 32 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:03 a.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2007

At least 48 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 32 more were wounded in the latest incidents, which included the murder of a journalist in Baghdad. Residents in Baghdad are protesting U.S. presence in Saidiya, while clashes in Jbela left several people dead. Also, an MND-B soldier was killed and another was wounded during an EFP attack in Baghdad yesterday.

In Baghdad, 10 dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen assassinated a journalist in al-Qadissiyah. A roadside bomb targeting a convoy carrying a Higher Education minister left two bodyguards dead. No casualties were reported as mortars fell in the Green Zone. Near Shabb stadium and the abandoned UN building, two separate and controlled explosions left no casualties. Also, thousands in Saidiya protested the presence of U.S. troops; they claim that the troops have killed civilians and burned down homes and dislocated over 10,000 families.

In Mosul, security forces killed one gunman and wounded a second as they prevented them from hijacking two buses filled with people. A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded another. Also, an off-duty policeman was killed yesterday.

Seven bodies were dumped on a Muqdadiyah main roadway.

Gunmen in Yathrib killed an off-duty police lieutenant and three members of his family.

Clashes between gunmen and police in Jbela left three gunmen and one policeman dead.

Three bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found near Ramadi. The victims were kidnapped a couple days ago.

Two people were killed during a mortar attack in Iskandariya.

In Hibhib, a suicide bomber wounded five people, including Iraqi soldiers, at an army checkpoint.

A bomb in Kirkuk wounded two people including a policeman. At a police checkpoint, two policemen were wounded in an armed attack. Three civilians were wounded in a roadside bombing in Odhim valley.

The bullet-riddled body of a policeman was found in Hawija.

A bomb attack ruptured an oil pipeline near Baiji.

U.S. troops killed ten and detained 22 more suspects in central Iraq. Four suspects, one a possible arms smuggler, were detained in Kut. In Baghdad on Friday, a car-bomb network leader was killed.

Iraqi troops arrested 15 suspects in Baghdad; eighteen officers and soldiers were wounded during operations. Police arrested 28 suspects, including illegal residents, in Kirkuk. Four suspects were detained in Tikrit.

In response to the U.S. arrest of an Iranian official, Iran closed an important border crossing servicing the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq. An Iranian military adviser also admitted that Iran has been shelling targets inside Iraq.


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.