Friday: 78 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, Sept. 29, 2007

At least 78 Iraqis were killed and 64 more were wounded during the latest round of violence, which included a U.S. helicopter attack on civilians in al-Saha. No foreign military deaths were reported; however, officials announced the death of "the emir of foreign terrorists" during a U.S. operation on Tuesday.

In Baghdad, as many as 13 were killed and 11 were wounded, including women and children, during a U.S. raid in the Doura district; armed groups clashed with a U.S. patrol before helicopters were called in to shell the area. Two people were wounded during shelling in al-Ubaidi. Also, five dumped bodies were recovered.

A U.S. helicopter killed at least seven and wounded 10 people playing a Ramadan game in al-Saha.

In Mosul, a truck bomb at a highway overpass wounded 23 people and demolished the roadway; a second bomb was found nearby and detonated safely. Yesterday, one man was killed and another wounded during a roadside bombing; they may have been planting the bomb. Also, a former Iraqi army officer was shot and killed.

Gunmen dressed in Iraqi army uniforms attacked a café in Saidiya. Four civilians were killed and nine were wounded.

Four dumped bodies were found in Khalis.

Two civilians were wounded in a roadside bombing in Ifach.

Gunmen attacked a police patrol in Ramadi. One policeman and three gunmen were killed.

A policeman was kidnapped and killed in Diwaniya.

U.S. special forces killed three suspects in Diyala.

In Zubair, gunmen attacked a police station; three policemen were wounded and one suspect was killed. Police have also defused several explosive devices, without casualties.

The British base at the Basra International Airport came under Katyusha rocket attack, but no casualties were reported. The bodies of a kidnapped humanitarian worker and his friend were found in the morgue.

Iraqi police reported killing 29 Iraqi suspects and one foreign fighter, during a raid near Baquba.

Gunmen killed an Iraqi Christian in Qaraqush yesterday.

Two Iraqi oil guards were killed and three were injured during an IED attack on an oil pipeline.

Along the border, Iran resumed shelling of Kurdish areas in northern Iraq, while Iraq and Turkey signed an accord to target Kurdish rebels who are attacking Turkish locations from within Iraq. Meanwhile, Turkish forces killed four Kurdish rebels in a southeastern province.


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.