Updated at 12:10 a.m. EST, Nov. 16, 2007
A day of otherwise light violence was marred by a suicide bombing attack in Kirkuk that left over two dozen killed or injured, many of them children. Overall, 22 people were killed or found dead and 47 more were wounded throughout the country. Two U.S. soldiers were also killed, and a Palestinian refugee stranded at a Iraq-Syria border camp has died. Also, two boys in an infamous Baghdad orphanage died of cholera.
One MND-North soldier was killed and four more were wounded during an explosion yesterday in Diyala province. Another soldier succumbed yesterday in San Antonio to wounds received in an IED attack that took place in October.
A suicide bomber targeting police in Kirkuk killed six people and wounded 24 others, including the head of the unit and several children. Also, an IED injured six Iraqi soldiers on the highway to Baghdad.
In Baghdad, six dumped corpses were found. A female principal was gunned down in Kadhimiya. Also, a roadside bomb injured three on Nidhal Street. Two people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Karrada. No casualties were reported after mortars landed at the al-Jaza’er police station. Also, cholera killed two boys at an orphanage where U.S. and Iraqi soldiers found a number of malnourished children last summer.
U.S. forces killed an Iraqi civilian and wounded two others when they fired upon the car in a Baquba suburb.
Two bodies were found in Mandali.
The body of a 25-year-old woman was found in Mahaweel. She bore gunshot and torture wounds.
In Muqdadiya, gunmen attacked the home of a tribal chief and kidnapped his 13-year-old son.
Mortars targeting a U.S. base in Hilla wounded four Iraqi policemen manning a checkpoint.
A new security plan was imposed on Mosul.
Three people were wounded during a mortar attack in al-Ajeem.
In Tala Abass, a roadside bomb injured three people.
The British commander of forces in Basra reported that attacks have decreased by 90% in the city since British troops retreated to one base at the airport. Also, a police lieutenant was detained after he killed two suspects being held in the murder of his brother.
U.S. forces detained ten suspects in central Iraq. A suspected al-Qaeda leader was arrested, and a weapons cache was found in Wassit province. Another weapons cache was found in Baghdad. Eleven suspects were detained in Mosul.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis