Friday: 2 GIs, 22 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2007

At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 22 were wounded during violence that was extremely light — even for the Friday prayer day when few reporters are working. Also, two American servicemembers died in separate incidents.

An MND-B soldier was killed and another was wounded during an IED attack yesterday in Baghdad. A Task Force Lightning soldier based in Salah ad Din province was evacuated to Landstuh, Germany where the soldier died of a non-combat-related illness.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were found dumped in several locations. Shelling wounded three people in Rashid. No casualties were reported after gunmen placed bombs around a mosque in al-Washash. Also, the body of a Baghdad University professor was found a few hours after he was kidnapped.

Three women were killed in Mussayab when mortars fell on a residential neighborhood.

Two bodies were discovered in Muwailha.

A convoy belonging to a deputy working for Iraq’s prime minister came under attack in Kirkuk. A staff member and a gunman were killed, another employee was wounded. In a separate incident, no casualties were reported after gunmen bombed an oil pipeline southwest of town.

In Riyadh, the police chief’s convoy was attacked and two guards were wounded.

A group of policemen, returning to Baghdad from Samarra was attacked in Dhuluiya. There is no word on the number of casualties. During evening prayers, a bomb exploded underneath the pulpit of an iman who preaches against al-Qaeda; he and six others were wounded.

Five hostages were freed in Buhriz.

In Baquba, two Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a blast. A body was discovered. Also, police defused two explosive devices.

Four farmers were kidnapped in Khalis.

Four civilians were wounded and a Polish vehicle damaged during a series of bomb explosions in Diwaniya.

Two gunmen were killed and three were wounded as they attempted to set a bomb in Shurqat.

In Fallujah, two teenage suicide bombers were stopped before they could detonate their explosives.

U.S. forces killed five suspects and detained two more in Tarmiyah and Baquba.

Also, Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are threatening to attack Turkish pipelines if Turkey attacks their bases.


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.