Updated at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Oct. 20, 2007
At least 24 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 32 more were wounded in the latest violence. A wanted serial killer was arrested al-Bu Owan. Also, the DOD reported that a Marine was killed yesterday in Baghdad, while an MND-B soldier was killed and eight others were wounded on Thursday.
In Baghdad, five unidentified bodies were found dumped in several neighborhoods. A roadside bomb killed one person and two others in the al-Tobchi district. In Ghadir, a roadside bomb killed a streetcleaner and wounded three more. Gunmen set fire to a Moqtada al-Sadr related newspaper near Sadr City. Also, three policemen were killed and nine were wounded during security operations that netted 34 suspects.
Three people were killed and nine more were wounded during a roadside bombing in Iskandariya. Three policemen were wounded during a bombing yesterday. Also yesterday, gunmen killed a local official.
A roadside bomb in Hawija killed two Iraqi soldiers.
Polish forces killed two gunmen during a previously reported incident yesterday in Diwaniya.
A gunman tossed a grenade at a building in Basra and wounded three guards.
Police and gunmen clashed in Karbala, where one militant suspect was arrested.
Police in al-Bu Olwan, near Hilla, arrested an alleged serial killer suspected of slaughtering 150 people.
Three bodies were found by police in Baquba.
The mayor of Hettin neighborhood in the Hilla area was assassinated this morning.
U.S. forces arrested 11 suspects in central Iraq and killed one in Baquba. Troops found 19 tons of explosives in Tarmiya. Joint Iraqi-U.S. forces detained 30 suspects in Diyala province. Also, U.S. forces raided an Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP) office and left it in shambles.
Meanwhile, Turkey has slightly backed off its aggressive stance and now hopes that the U.S. or other Coalition member will handle the Kurd rebel issue internally.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis