Tuesday: 8 GIs, 35 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:20 p.m. EST, Nov. 6, 2007

Although violence was light for Iraqi civilians, eight U.S. servicemembers were killed in separate incidents. At least 35 Iraqis were killed and 15 more wounded in the latest violence, which included an attack on policemen in Mosul and a pair of assassinations of local politicians.

Military authorities reported that four U.S. soldiers were killed during an explosion that occurred as they were conducting combat operations yesterday in At Ta’mim province. In Anbar province, another soldier was killed in combat. A sailor was killed during an explosion in Salah ad Din province. Another soldier died from a non-combat related incident in Taji, and one soldier died in Kuwait from an illness.

The burnt bodies of six policemen were found on a road near Mosul; they had been shot during an ambush. In a drive-by shooting, gunmen killed a Ninewah governing council member and wounded his bodyguard. Also, two civilians were killed in separate incidents in the al-Zuhour neighborhood and the Garage al-Shemal respectively.

In Baghdad, four dumped bodies were recovered. Two bombs targeting a U.S. convoy wounded three civilians in an eastern area; there is no word on American casualties yet. In Ghadeer, gunmen killed a director of sewage as he was leaving work this afternoon. No casualties were reported during an explosion in Karrada. Also, security forces conducted a controlled explosion in Adhamiya.

Two bodies were found near Latifiya. The victims had been shot to death and tortured.

In Dhuluiya, the beheaded bodies of two policemen were recovered from a grave.

Gunmen killed two men in Samarra.

A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol in Hawija injured three civilians instead. While traveling on the outskirts of Hawija, the mayor of al-Sarai village was killed and his son injured.

In Missan province gunmen shot and killed a policeman.

An intelligence officer and his companion were killed in Tikrit.

In Abi al-Khasseb, the head of the municipal council survived an assassination attempt; three bodyguards were injured.

Two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in Baquba last night.

A body was found in Baiji.

U.S. forces arrested a senior al-Qaeda suspect in Hawija. Meawhile, Iraqi security forces arrested 20 more suspects in various locations, and four Iraqi soldiers were injured during operations. Another 23 gunmen were arrested in Diyala province. U.S. forces killed eight suspects and arrested 10 more in various locations.


Casualties by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.