Tuesday: 56 Iraqis Killed, 144 Wounded

Updated at 12:12 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17, 2007

Bombings in Baghdad and Mosul injured scores of people. Overall, 56 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 144 more were wounded. No foreign military deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, four unidentified bodies were found dumped in as many neighborhoods. A car bomb killed seven people and wounded 30 people, mostly civilians, near an Iraqi army checkpoint and a petrol station on Saadoun Street. In Zayouna, three policemen were killed and two were injured during a drive-by shooting at another checkpoint. A roadside bomb in Karrada killed one person and injured two others. Last night in the Doura district, shelling killed one and wounded 13 more people. A streetsweeper was killed and five were wounded in a drive-by shooting as they were working on al-Aadl Street in western Baghdad. Also, an Interior Ministry officer who has provided information to NPR staffers in Baghdad has disappeared and may have been kidnapped.

A suicide tanker truck bomber killed up to 16 people and wounded 80 more at a police station in Mosul. A number of policemen were among the casualties. A vehicle ban is now in place. Three militia members were killed last night. Also, gunmen killed a policeman.

An Anbar Awakenings Council member, his son, and his nephew were shot dead near Fallujah.

A decapitated and booby-trapped body was found in Abbasi. Two people were killed as they attempted to plant a roadside bomb.

In Kirkuk, a body was found. A roadside bomb wounded two truck drivers. Last night in the al-Wasiti neighborhood, a roadside bomb killed four people from the same family. Also, three journalists who were reported killed yesterday were actually bodyguards working for an editor and not journalists.

Eight Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bomb attack in Iskandariya.

Attacks on Echo Base in Diwaniya continued for a second day. In a separate incident, a policeman was shot dead in front of his home.

In Muqdadiya, tribesmen killed a suspected al-Qaeda member during clashes.

A roadside bomb in al-Sada wounded a militia member.

The body of a taxi driver was found in Sulaimaniyah.

Four civilians were kidnapped yesterday near al-Dogmat village.

Between Mosul and Kirkuk, a pair of roadside bombs injured a man.

A roadside bomb in Baquba killed a father and his son. Two corpses were also found.

U.S. troops captured a "top terrorist" and three of his aides, who were involved in the Camp Victory shelling last week. An al-Qaeda suspect was arrested in Baquba. At least 50 people were arrested during the Eid holiday.

Also, a Turkish soldier was killed during a bombing in Turkey blamed on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.