Monday: 4 GIs, 48 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 1, 2007

At least 48 Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Security forces killed numerous suspects throughout the country, but civilians were also the targets of violence. Also, four GI deaths were reported.

Yesterday in the capital, an MND-B soldier was killed and 10 more were wounded when they were attacked during combat operations; also wounded were two Iraqi troops, an interpreter and a civilian. An MND-B soldier was killed during a small arms attack in Baghdad. In Qadissiya province, one soldier was killed and another wounded in a non-combat accident. Also, the DOD reported that a U.S. soldier was killed Thursday in a roadside bomb attack.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded three civilians in al-Ghadier. In al-Benouk, a second bomb targeting U.S. troops wounded two civilians there. Also, gunmen killed a senior Housing Ministry official. Also, 11 dumped bodies were found.

In Mosul, a suicide car bomber killed a university professor and wounded seven others; a second explosion nearby harmed no one. Also, a hospital director was kidnapped.

Four bodies were found in Kirkuk; two were buried near a home, and another belonged to a policeman.

Shelling in Yusufiya killed a man and wounded a child.

Two bodies were found in Mahaweel.

During clashes between gunmen and residents of Khalis, one resident was killed and five were wounded. A gunman was also killed. Also, a man was killed in a separate incident.

The chief of Police in Basra survived a roadside bomb that blasted his motorcade this afternoon.

Yesterday, a Lt. Colonel survived an attempt on his life in Anbar province.

In Muqdadiya, joint forces killed 18 suspects, three of Saudi origin, and arrested 28 others. Also, a child was killed during clashes between police and armed men.

U.S. forces killed seven suspects and detained 11 in several cities. The Iraqi army arrested 75 suspects. In Samarra, 50 detainees were found not guilty and released.


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.