Saturday: 2 GIs, 50 Iraqis Killed; 82 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:40 p.m. EDT, Sept. 29, 2007

During the latest incidents, at least 50 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 82 more were wounded. Among the attacks was a car bombing in Christian Hamdaniya and the death of a journalist in Mosul. Also, two American soldiers were killed in separate incidents.

A Task Force Lightning soldier was killed during combat today in Diyala province, and an MND-B soldier was killed in the capital during a small arms attack.

In Baghdad, a clash between Iraqi forces and gunmen in Amin square left four wounded civilians. Shelling in Abu Dsheer killed one person and wounded four others. Two people were killed and eight were wounded during bomb attack in the New Baghdad district. Gunmen in Mansour killed one civilian and wounded a second. Also, four dumped bodies were recovered in western neighborhoods.

A car bomb killed four policemen and wounded 16 civilians in Hamdaniya.

Six people were killed and 17 wounded during a car bombing near Tal Afar at al-Mazra.

Five people were killed during a U.S. airstrike in Samarra yesterday; U.S. soldiers had come under fire earlier. Police commandos delivered nine decomposing bodies to the main hospital. Also, two police commandos were killed during an attack.

In Mosul, an Iraqi humvee tried to intercept a suicide bomber; the bomber blew up his vehicle killing six people and injuring 21, including three civilians. Three imams were killed in separate incidents. A mortar explosion killed a local journalist.

A roadside bomb in Hawija killed the police chief’s assistant.

A body was found in Diwaniya. Katyusha rockets rained on the Polish forces base, but no injuries were reported.

Four people were wounded in Jbela when a roadside bomb was detonated. Several others bombs were safely defused.

In Jurf al-Sakhar, gunmen attacked Sunni tribesmen working with U.S. forces. The six people wounded belonged to the Babel Awakening Council.

Gunmen in Hilla shot dead a former member of the defunct Baath Party. Another man was killed in a separate incident.

U.S. forces killed a suspect and arrest eight in unspecified locations.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.