Updated at 7:05 p.m. EDT. Oct. 2, 2007
After a quick visit with troops in Basra, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Baghdad today. Reports of violence unsurprisingly picked up in the capital. Overall, 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 49 more were wounded throughout the country. Also, an American soldier was killed in Anbar during combat operation yesterday.
In Baghdad, nine bodies were found dumped mostly in western neighborhoods. A roadside bomb in Zayouna killed three and wounded two near a passport office. A separate bombing left three dead and five wounded in Muaskar al-Rashid. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded three civilians in the Shabb neighborhood. One policeman was killed and five were wounded during a bombing in Zaafaraniya. In Karrada, In Karrada, two people were killed and four wounded during another bombing. No casualties were reported during a bombings in Abu Dsheer and Binouk. Also, the Iraqi army raided the al-Mada newspaper office.
In Jalawla, a bomb exploded just outside a café and wounded 11 people.
A roadside bomb in Madaen killed one policeman and wounded five others.
Shelling in Riyadh left one dead and one wounded.
On the first day of the school term, gunmen killed a primary school teacher during a drive-by shooting in Suwayra.
In Hilla, gunmen targeting a group of policemen killed one person and wounded a policeman.
Abbasi police clashed with gunmen. One gunman was killed and one policeman was wounded.
In Baquba, gunmen killed a couple and their daughter in the al-Mafraq neighborhood.
Gunmen in Wihda killed a businessman and his son then escaped with a large sum of money.
Two burnt bodies were recovered in Kirkuk.
Yesterday in Hamza al-Gharbi, a roadside bomb wounded one person on a bus.
The bodies of two Turkmen brothers, one a policeman and one a student, were found in Tuz Khormato.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis