Updated at 11:27 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2007
At least 105 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 118 others were wounded in the latest round of attacks. A mass grave was found in al-Abara, while in Baquba a suicide bomber attacked a meeting of local leaders. Kirkuk was the scene of several bombings as well. An American soldier was killed during an armed attack in Salah ad Din province.
A mass grave containing the bodies of 20 students was found in al-Abara.
In Baghdad, 12 dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen attacked a bus carrying bank workers; one woman was killed, another injured. In the Talbiyah neighborhood, mortars killed two children and wounded their parents.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb targeting a local leader’s convoy left one bodyguard dead and seven others wounded; ten civilians were also wounded. A separate car bomb wounded six outside a brigadier-general’s home. A guard was wounded during a roadside bombing attack against the police chief’s motorcade. A roadside bomb killed a soldier and wounded three others in al-Ummal al-Shaabiya. A car bomb wounded two civilians and a policeman. The body of a policeman was found last night. Also, police killed an armed man south of the city.
A roadside bomb in Latifiya killed one soldier and wounded three others.
Three bodies were found in Hadad.
Four gunmen were killed as they were setting roadside bombs in Iskandariya.
Joint U.S. and Iraqi troops killed ten suspects in Muqdadiyah and destroyed a bridge the group was using.
Gunmen in Najaf attacked the General Secretary of the National Accordance Group there; he was critically injured.
In Garma, gunmen set fire to a number of fuel tankers; one driver was killed.
Gunmen attacked an Ameriyat al-Fallujah police station. The number of casualties was not specified.
U.S. forces killed 10 suspects and arrested 22 in central Iraq; four of those killed were Iraqis. U.S. troops also killed a suspect and arrested four others in eastern Baghdad. Three other suspects were also detained in a separate operation in the capital.
Fallujah police arrested four suspects.
Eleven suspects were arrested in connection with the assassination of a prominent Anbar province leader eleven days ago.
Also, several non-governmental agencies have quit operating in Mosul due to increased threats and violence. Because of this and other difficulties in transportation, humanitarian aid in the city and surrounding regions has decreased.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis