Updated at 12:20 a.m. EDT, Oct. 23, 2007
The Kurdistan Worker’s Party has asked a skeptical Turkey for a cease fire. Overall, 111 Iraqis were killed and 75 were wounded during attacks that included a raid by Iraqi National Accord members.
In Baghdad, five dumped bodies were found scattered in as many neighborhoods. A roadside bomb killed four people and wounded 12 others in the Karrada district. In the Zaafaraniya suburb, coordinated bombs killed three people and wounded 11 more, including three policemen. An IED killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded two others in the al-Jamiaa neighborhood. A body belonging to a driver working for an Iraqi journalist was found, the journalist is missing. And, it was reported today that gunmen killed an advisor to a senior Sunni politician on Thursday.
Also in the capital, the Iraqi National Accord reported that 46 people were killed and 30 more wounded, including Accord members, during clashes in the al-Fadl neighborhood. They claimed that the gunmen they were battling were affiliated with al-Qaeda elements. The Accord has 25 seats in Parliament.
In a drive-by shooting in Kut, gunmen killed a former member of the now-defunct Baath Party.
A local Sadr official was found severely wounded just hours after being detained by police in Ifach.
A contractor was kidnapped in Hilla.
Two Mahdi Army leaders were arrested and one of them was wounded during a raid in Diwaniya.
A mass grave containing 25 bodies was found in Anbar Province.
Three bodies, bearing gunshot wounds and torture marks, were found in Baquba.
The Iraqi police killed three suspects and wounded 59 others in unspecified locations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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