Sunday: 2 GIs, 118 Iraqis Killed; 19 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, Oct. 1, 2007

A significant number of militia suspects and other gunmen were killed in numerous incidents around the country. Overall, 118 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 19 were wounded. Also, one MND-B soldier was killed and another wounded during combat in Baghdad yesterday.

In Mosul, 11 dumped bodies were found; they bore gunshot and torture marks. A Ninevah council member and three guards were killed when gunmen sprayed their vehicle with bullets. Gunmen attacked a market, killing two people. Two women and a man were killed in a drive-by shooting. Gunmen killed two policemen in an eastern neighborhood. In Qadsiya, gunmen injured a policeman and a civilian. Also, a roadside bomb wounded two policemen.

Seven decomposing bodies were found in al-Uhaymer, near Baquba.

The bodies of three torture victims were found in al-Haswa.

A gunman attacked a farm south of Baghdad where he killed the farmer and wounded three relatives.

A roadside bomb in Hawija wounded three policemen. Another bomb injured a single policeman.

The body of an Iraqi soldier who had been kidnapped yesterday was found in Diwaniya. Also, three Mahdi army members were arrested.

In Basra, a police official survived an assassination attempt.

In Baghdad, five bodies were recovered. Also, black smoke and U.S. helicopters were seen in Doura, where reports of 60 armed men also surfaced. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Zayouna resulted in no casualties.

Ten militia members were killed and eight wounded during clashes in Samarra. A senior al-Qaeda leader was arrested.

The Iraqi army killed 44 suspects and arrested 52 across Iraq over the last 24 hours. Also, three gunmen were killed as operations were implemented in Diyala province.

U.S. forces killed another 20 after receiving grenade and small arms gunfire northwest of the capital. Two more suspects were killed and 21 arrested in other U.S. operations; another 15 were detained in Baghdad.

Also, two Kurdish rebels were killed in southeast Turkey.


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.