Thursday: 65 Iraqis Killed, 30 Wounded

Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2007

At least 65 Iraqis were killed and 30 more were wounded in the latest violence. Tensions also continue at the Turkish border. And, the Sadrist bloc urged Mahdi Army members throughout the country to give up their arms.

Turkish troops clashed with Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) rebels in southeastern Turkey. One Turkish soldier was wounded. The rebels reportedly withdrew into Iraq taking their dead and wounded with them.

In Baghdad, a Sunni schoolteacher was shot to death. Also, five dumped bodies were recovered.

Eight dumped bodies were found in Baquba. Mortars in the al-Ujeimi area destroyed a home and killed four children. Also, seven people were killed and 26 others were injured in separate attacks.

Shelling in Khalis left two women and two children dead.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian in the al-Tank neighborhood. In al-Mithaq, a roadside bomb killed one person. Also, two bodies were found in western Mosul.

A child was killed in Kufa when police shot at a car refusing to stop at a checkpoint.

In Mahaweel, a roadside bomb killed a motorist, and a body was discovered.

A man was killed and another wounded during an armed attack in a village near Suwayra.

A man was wounded during a mortar attack in Iskandariya. At least two other people were injured by mortars also.

Four men were arrested as they were trying to plant a roadside bomb near Karbala.

In Diwaniya, arrest warrants were issued for 50 policemen, including officers, suspected of having links to "terrorist activities."

Thousands of people in Missan province took to the streets demanding better protection for all Iraqis but particularly those in Sadr City, Karbala and Diwaniya.

One person was killed during a roadside bombing in Hilla.

At least 20 bodies were recovered from unspecified locations throughout Iraq.

U.S. forces killed three suspects during operation in central Iraq, while Iraqi soldiers killed three and arrested 65 others in unspecified locations. Iraqi police arrested nine suspects in Hawija. One Iraqi soldier was killed during security operations.


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.