Thursday: 2 US Soldiers, 47 Iraqis Killed; 33 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:01 a.m. EST, Nov.9, 2007

At least 47 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 33 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. An MND-Center soldier was also killed during a roadside bomb explosion south of Baghdad yesterday, and the DOD reported that another soldier was killed by a bomb in Baghdad. Meanwhile, a steep increase in cholera cases has been reported.

In Baghdad, four unidentified bodies were found. A roadside bomb targeting a police convoy killed one policeman and injured two others in the Jisr Diyala area. Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing in New Baghdad. During security operations, one gunman was killed and three policemen were injured. Also, a mortar fell in Adhamiya, but no casualties were reported.

The al-Waleed chief of police and five other police officers were killed and four more were wounded during a roadside bombing in Garma.

In Tal Asquf, a suicide car bomber killed one woman and injured five others at a Kurdistan Democratic Party office. Another office had been attacked yesterday.

Seven bodies were discovered in the Lake Thar Thar region just days after the discovery of another mass grave.

In Saidiya, gunmen killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded another three.

Gunmen killed three policemen in Mandali. Also, nine dumped bodies were found.

A Baquba Awakening Council member was gunned down in central Baquba. During clashing in New Baquba, another Awakening Council member was killed along with a policeman. More clashes in Kanaan left two gunmen dead and injured another council member.

Two shot bodies were found in Mahaweel. They bore blindfolds and handcuffs.

In Basra, the head of the education department and an influential member of the Supreme Islamic Iraq Council survived an assassination attempt involving a roadside bomb. Two bodyguards and two pedestrians were injured in the attempt.

A roadside bomb in Kut killed a civilian and wounded four officers.

No casualties were reported when gunmen blew up a Riyadh youth center.

A suicide bomber injured four civilians at a café in Hibhib.

Iraqi forces killed two suspects and arrested 65 others. Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces freed 500 prisoners from an over-crowded detention system. British forces agreed to release 15 Mahdi Army members.

Also, Iranian security forces have killed three Kurdish rebels belonging to the Iranian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in a Kurdish region of Iran.


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.