Wednesday: 60 Iraqis Killed, 51 Wounded; Polish Envoy Attacked

Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 3, 2007

Today’s most significant event left the Polish ambassador wounded and his bodyguard dead in Baghdad. Overall, 60 Iraqis were killed and 56 more were wounded during the latest violence. No foreign military deaths were reported. Also, 13 people were kidnapped in Khalis.

In Baghdad, a triple bombing targeting the Polish ambassador’s convoy left the envoy wounded while killing a Polish bodyguard and an Iraqi bystander; at least 11 others were injured, including three embassy officials. A car bomb in al-Fadhil killed 13 people and wounded 30 others. A roadside bomb targeting U.S. troops killed no one. Also, six unidentified bodies were found.

Clashes between police and gunmen in Baquba left three civilans dead and two wounded. A child was killed in a separate incident in al-Mustafa.

A police captain was killed and two policemen were wounded during an attack on their patrol in Tikrit.

In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded three more.

An Ishaqi traffic police lieutenant’s body was found.

Gunmen killed a senior figure in the local Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council yesterday in Ifach.

In Mosul, an army lieutenant was shot and killed in the al-Jazaer district. Police defused a bomb near a bus station.

At a fake checkpoint in Khalis, 13 people were kidnapped by assailants wearing army uniforms.

A man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Iskandariya.

In Fallujah, one person was killed and four others were wounded when a rocket blasted their homes. Women and children were among the casualties.

A vehicle curfew is in place in Najaf due to a religious observance.

A body was found in al-Sadiyah.

In Samarra, 12 al-Qaeda suspects were killed during clashes today. Also, mortars killed three and wounded seven.

The Iraqi army reported killing two suspects and arresting 33 others across Iraq. In central Iraq, U.S. forces killed six suspects and arrested two more. An airstrike from an Apache helicopter killed five suspects in a car.


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.