Thursday: 3 GIs, 61 Iraqis Killed; 45 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:25 p.m. EDT, Nov. 2, 2007

At least 61 Iraqis were killed and 45 more were wounded during a series a bombings in the capital and elsewhere. Also, three American servicemembers were killed in separate events.

Two GIs were killed and two more were wounded during an explosion in Ninewah province. Another soldier was killed in a separate explosion in Salah ad Din province.

A truck bomb targeting an army base in Saadiya killed five and wounded 18 others, including soldiers. Another explosion, as well as a suicide bomber, was reported.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb in Binoog killed six people and wounded seven others, including the mayor of the Azamiyah neighborhood. In al-Wathiq Square another bomb wounded four people. A man was gunned down in Mansour. In the al-Saidiya neigbhorhood gunmen wounded three people and one policeman. Also, five dumped bodies were found in several neigbhorhoods.

The police chief in Balad Ruz escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed, but six guards were killed and eight more were wounded. Two more policemen were killed and two others were wounded during a separate bombing targeting police forces.

The body of a university professor was found in Kirkuk.

A suicide bomber was shot dead near a hospital in Tal Afar.

In Baquba, a bomb left one child dead and two others wounded.

North of Basra in al-Maqal, gunmen riding a motorcycle killed the brother of a prominent Madhi Army member. During a similar incident last night in nearby al-Hussein, a Mahdi Army member was gunned down by motorcycle-riding gunmen.

In Zarkosh, gunmen killed three people, including two soldiers.

U.S. troops killed about 14 suspects and arrested 118 more in central and northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces killed 13 suspects in Khalis.


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.