Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, Sept. 28, 2007
At least 40 Iraqis were killed and 21 more wounded a day after numerous bombings killed over 100 people. No foreign military deaths were reported, but the Multi-National Corps announced that a Task Force Marne helicopter was forced down by small arms fire; no one was injured during the hard landing.
In Baghdad, nine dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb wounded five in Ur. A separate car bomb killed two people and wounded four in the New Baghdad district. A woman was killed in a separate bombing in eastern Baghdad. The bodies of a police lieutenant and his wife were found in Adhamiya. Also, clashes between gunmen and police commandos are taking place in Doura, but casualties are so far unreported.
Two policemen were killed and three wounded during a roadside bombing in Nasariya.
Two brothers were killed in Riyadh during a drive-by shooting. A suspected explosive device ruptured an oil pipeline carrying crude to Baiji; the petrol infrastructure has been hit several times recently.
A gunman shot dead a policeman in Mosul.
One captive was released in Khalis, while five suspects were detained.
A blast in Kirkuk killed a policeman and wounded three others.
Two Iraqi special forces troops were killed and three were injured, along with a civilian during a roadside bombing in Hilla.
U.S. forces killed one suspect and arrested 23 in several locations. Iraqi forces arrested 17 near Kirkuk. Fifteen more suspects were killed during continued operations in Muqdadiya. In Ninewah province, 52 suspects were arrested in the Shurqat area.
Also, despite that the expected increase in violence during Ramadan has occurred, U.S. officials insist on noting that it has been less violent this year than during last year’s holiday; however, violence levels are on par with the previous year’s total.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis