Saturday: 69 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Nov. 18, 2007

At least 69 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 13 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The toll includes a mass grave grave found in the capital. No Coalition casualties were reported.

In Baghdad, a mass grave containing approximately 35 corpses, including those belonging to women and children, was found in the Doura district. Another six dumped bodies were recovered in other neighborhoods. No casualties were reported after a car bombing in the Shurta tunnel or after roadside bombs on Sadoun Street and at al-Jadiriyah Bridge. Two policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing at the Tayran Square.

A huge fire, of unclear origin, erupted in the oil reserves south of the capital in Latifiya today

In Baquba, a civilian was gunned down and a leader from the Iraqi National Dialogue front was abducted. Also, six dumped bodies were discovered.

Gunmen killed a policeman and a civilian during an attack in Amara.

Four Iraqi soldiers were injured during a roadside bombing near Hawija.

A Sadrist leader succumbed to wounds received when he was arrested last month in Diwaniya. Over 3000 Iraqi troops are participating in a security operation in the city.

In Diyala, gunmen injured two members of the 1920 Revolution Brigade.

Five people were gunned down in Mosul. Also, five dumped corpses were found.

A roadside bomb targeting an oil well caused no casualties south of Kirkuk. Also, a bomb exploded at the law college but caused no casualties; a second bomb was defused.

In Khanaqeen, a roadside bomb targeted a brigade commander’s convoy but caused no casualties.

U.S. forces killed seven gunmen in central and northern Iraq.

In Diyala, 50 detainees were released due to lack of evidence. British troops released five more. Meanwhile, Iraqi troops arrested 12 suspects in Diwaniya and captured 13 gunmen in Mosul. Three women were arrested, also in Diwaniya. During joint U.S.-Iraqi operations in Baquba another twelve suspects were detained, and six more were arrested just north of the city. Also, 35 suspects were captured in Baghdad; one Iraqi soldier was killed and five more were wounded during the operation.


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.