Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 26, 2007
At least 48 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 29 others were wounded in the latest attacks, while two American servicemembers were killed and seven more GIs were wounded in separate incidents. The U.S. Consulate in Hilla came under a mortar attack as well.
The DOD reported than an American soldier was killed in Baiji during combat operations. An IED killed one MND-B soldier and wounded four others in the capital. Also, another three GIs were wounded during a bombing in Khalidiya.
An aide to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warned that the cleric could end a cease-fire if U.S. and Iraqi troops do not quit harassing his followers. The cease-fire is credited for a drop in the number of unidentified bodies found dumped throughout Iraq. Also, aid groups are reporting that the Iraqi army might be torturing children in their custody.
Five bodies were discovered in Mosul. Iraqi soldiers killed two men who refused to stop at a checkpoint. A car bomb attack left no casualties. Also, six gunmen were killed yesterday during clashes with Iraqi soldiers.
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the offices of the 1920s Revolution Brigades in Muqdadiyah. A female passerby was killed and three other pedestrians were wounded. A Brigade member was also hurt in the blast. In a separate incident near town, two people were kille in a mortar attack.
Near Diwaniya in the town of Dagghara, a roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded three others.
Near Buhriz, a bomb killed a farmer and wounded three others.
Three policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing at the Shemit Bridge in al-Zab.
A policeman was wounded during an armed attack in Bani Saad.
Gunmen killed a nurse outside the major hospital in Hawija.
Two bodies bearing blindfolds, handcuffs and gunshot wounds were found in Latifiya.
A roadside bomb wounded two policemen on a highway near Kirkuk.
North of Baquba in Adhaim, roadside bombs killed six truck drivers and wounded five others during an attack on a convoy.
Three unidentified bodies were recovered in Baghdad.
In Bani Tameem, a roadside bomb killed one person.
Two bodies were found in Kut, including one fished out of the Tigris River.
Also, Turkey continues to attack PKK positions and ready for a major incursion into northern Iraq, while Iraq, the U.S. and others push for a diplomatic resolution. Meanwhile, residents of northern Iraq are leaving their villages in fear of a possible invasion. Millions of Iraqis have already been displaced by violence in other regions.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis