Sunday: 43 Iraqis Killed, 61 Wounded

Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT Oct. 28, 2007

At least 43 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 61 more were wounded; another 13 people were kidnapped in separate incidents. No Coalition soldiers were reported killed. Also, Turkish troops reported killing 20 PKK fighters on their side of the border.

In Baghdad, six dumped bodies were recovered. Two people were killed and 13 more were wounded during a bombing in Kadhimiyah. Ten tribal chiefs, who belong to the Diyala Salvation Council, were kidnapped in the al-Shabb area; the body of one of them has already been found. Also, five people were injured during a car bombing in the Hurriya neighborhood.

A large suicide bombing rocked Kirkuk, killing eight people and wounding 28 more. In a separate incident, gunmen injured a police officer and his bodyguard. Also, an Iraqi Turkman, who is a journalist, was kidnapped.

Gunmen killed a Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party member and left two others critically injured in Basra; two others were kidnapped. In a separate incident, security forces randomly fired upon a demonstration and injured six graduates from an oil-training institute. Also, an election official was killed last night.

One person was killed and three others were wounded during an IED attack in Baquba. Also, a mass grave containing 15, mostly female, bodies was discovered.

In Mosul, gunmen wounded a sports director and his driver during an armed attack. A recently retired brigadier-general was killed in a drive-by shooting.

A policeman was gunned down in Hawija.

Gunmen killed a policeman and a woman in separate incidents in Kut.

A bullet-riddled body was found near the Tigris River in Suwayra.

U.S and Iraqi forces killed two gunmen in Mosul, while U.S. forces arrested six suspects in other locations. Iraqi police detained five people in Iskandariya.

Karbala has implemented a number of security measures to ensure the peaceful handover of control of the province to the Iraqis from U.S. forces. Twenty-four people have been detained in the city so far, and one hostage was freed.

Meanwhile, Turkish troops killed 20 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels in southeastern Turkey.

Also, officials are discounting recent reports concerning the kidnapping of a police chief.


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.