Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 74 Iraqis Killed; 48 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 21, 2007

Today, two previously reported Coalition troops deaths were revealed to have been British. The U.S. military said that an American soldier was killed in a separate incident. Also, at least 74 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 48 more Iraqis were wounded. Relatively quiet Anbar province saw a suicide attack and the discovery of a mass grave.

A U.S. soldier was killed and three more were wounded in Baghdad during an EFP attack yesterday. An Iraqi interpreter was also killed. Meanwhile, the U.K. military revealed that the two Coalition deaths reported yesterday were British. Erroneous early reports said the pair had been killed in a U.S. helicopter crash. Also, only two more soldiers were wounded, down from an estimated 12 yesterday.

Police discovered a mass grave containing over 40 bodies, some of them belonging to children, in Muwaili, which until recently was under control of al-Qaeda forces.

Five people were killed and up to 30 more were wounded during a car bomb attack outside a courthouse in Ramadi.

In Baghdad, six decomposed bodies were found buried in Saidiya. Three more bodies were found dumped in other locations. Three policemen were injured during a roadside bomb attack in Mansour. Late in the evening, the Secretary of Iraqi Interior Ministry was gunned down and two companions were wounded during a drive-by shooting in al-Shabb.

In Mosul, a bomb wounded a policeman in the al-Masaref district, while two unidentified bodies were discovered in the al-Senaa al-Qadeema region. At the home of a tribal leader, a bomb killed one person and wounded three others.

In Sulaimaniya, a bomb wounded the head of Kurdistan’s Political Prisoners Association. The device was attached to his car.

Three dumped bodies were found in Baquba.

In IED wounded two people in Khalis.

Gunmen in Muqdadiyah attacked an Awakening Council center and injured two members.

A police officer was gunned down in Kut.

U.S. forces killed six suspects and detained 10 others in central and northern Iraq. Four gunmen were killed in Muqdadiyah. Thirty people were arrested in Diwaniya. An al-Qaeda leader was arrested in Anbar. Also, police in Baghdad killed one suspect and freed a hostage while detaining another fourteen; four policemen were wounded.


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.