Monday: 87 Iraqis Killed, 61 Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, Oct. 30, 2007

Among the latest incidents in Iraq, a suicide bomber killed and wounded dozens of police recruits in Baquba. Another bombing left over 20 dead and injured in Siniya. Overall, at least 87 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 61 more were wounded. No Coalition troops were reported killed.

A U.S. general was injured along with another GI during a roadside bombing in Baghdad.

Nine of 10 tribal chiefs who were kidnapped yesterday in Baghdad were freed today during a military operation; the tenth sheikh had been killed shortly after the abduction. Four of the kidnappers were killed.

A suicide bomber riding a bicycle attacked a police base in Baquba where he killed 30 policemen and wounded 25 others; at least one woman and one child were among the injured. Twenty dumped and beheaded bodies were found near a police station west of the city. Also, a university professor was kidnapped.

In Tikrit, a pair of U.S. air strikes in separate districts killed two people and wounded 10 more, including women and children. One of the strikes may have targeted a children’s playground.

In Baghdad, four unidentified bodies were recovered today. A street sweeper was killed and a second was wounded during an armed attack in Mansour. In Bayaa, one person was killed and six were wounded when a car bomb exploded at a bus terminal. Three people were wounded during an explosion in Karada. Also, 16 gunmen were arrested throughout the city.

A car bomb near Baiji in the town of Siniya left eight dead and 13 wounded.

Gunmen in Mosul stormed a home, where they killed four people and wounded another person, all from the same family; three women were among the dead. An Iraqi soldier was killed in a western district. A housewife was killed in al-Wehda, while a civilian was gunned down in al-Jazaer. Also, a policewoman and a civilian were killed in separate incidents elsewhere.

Security forces in Amiriyat al-Fallujah arrested two men involved in the shooting death of a police officer.

No casualties were reported during a Katyusha rocket attack on the British base in Basra. Also, one Iraqi soldier was killed and 12 were injured during a vehicular accident.

A university professor was assassinated in Najaf. Also, a captain from the police commandos was killed in a separate event.

The body of a woman, who had been shot to death, was found in Kut.

In Arbil, an Iraqi smuggler was killed.

A civilian was killed in Kirkuk.

An improvised bomb in Barima village killed a woman, while injuring her husband and daughter.

In Turkey, at least two Turkish soldiers were killed as the country continues to threaten the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Near the border, Turkish troops have surrounded a group of PKK rebels based in the Turkish mountainside.


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.