Thursday: 1 GI, 68 Iraqis Killed; 112 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:57 p.m. EDT, Oct. 4, 2007

As Baghdad and Tal Afar were rocked by numerous bombings, the cities of Iskandariya, Samarra, Suwayra and Hilla were plagued with assassinations. Overall, at least 68 Iraqis were killed and 112 more were wounded during the latest attacks. And, one MND-B soldier was killed today during a small arms attack in southern Baghdad.

In Baghdad, eight bodies were recovered. Four people were killed and eight were wounded during a bombing at a Zaafaraniya area petrol station. In Waziriya, a bomb on a minibus killed one and wounded two more; however, the casualty figures may rise. Near a bus station in Wihda, a bomb killed three people and wounded eight more. In Ur, a bomb targeting a U.S. patrol instead killed one civilian and wounded six more. One person was killed in a bombing on the west side. Also, two people were killed and 11 wounded during a bombing near Camp Sara.

A suicide bomber in Tal Afar killed three people and wounded 57 at a marketplace.

Iskandariya’s mayor and four bodyguards were killed during a roadside bomb attack on their convoy; a fourth guard was wounded. One dumped body was found. Also, a police brigadier-general was killed during a separate attack yesterday in the al-Asiriya neighborhood.

A Salah ad Din Awakening Council member was killed along with and five bodyguards during a roadside bomb attack near Samarra. A roadside bomb also outside the city injured three Iraqi soldiers.

Gunmen stormed a home in Suwayra and killed a Sunni tribal leader living there.

A local official was killed in Hilla’s al-Shawi area. A bullet-riddled body was also found.

Gunmen traveling by motorbike killed a policeman near his home outside Kut.

A motorcycle bomb wounded an Iraqi soldier in Riyadh.

In Balad Ruz, clashes between the Iraqi army and gunmen suspected of having ties with al-Qaeda left two dead gunmen, three dead civilians and two injured civilians.

Six Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a small arms attack in Khalis. Shelling was also reported.

No casualties were reported during shelling of the British base in Basra.

A contractor was kidnapped in Daquoq.

Two men were arrested while planting a roadside bomb in al-Rashad.

A roadside bomb killed a policeman in downtown Kirkuk.

Gunmen killed a person in Qara Taba.

The body of a 25-year-old woman was found shot in Irbil.

Gunmen in Mosul fired upon the home of a PDK (Patriotic Democratic of Kurdstan) member and injured his mother.

Near Khanaqeen, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol resulted in no casualties.

No casualties were reported during shelling in Fallujah.

The Iraqi army reported killing six and arresting 57 other suspects across the country. U.S. forces killed one and detained eight more suspects in northern and central Iraq. A major operation by Iraqi forces near Samarra left nine gunmen and two policemen dead.

Also, religious observances in Najaf concluded without violence as 1.5 million people visited the holy city.


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.