Saturday: 32 Iraqis Killed, 40 Wounded

Updated at 6:25 p.m. EST, Nov. 24, 2007

At least 32 Iraqis were killed and 40 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The fallout from yesterday’s bombings in Baghdad and Mosul conitinues as well. No Coalition casualties were reported.

The numbers from yesterday’s attacks in Baghdad and Mosul have risen. Two of the wounded from the pet market attack in the capital have died, and the death count in the Mosul blasts now stand at 21, up by nine deaths. These figures are not included in today’s tally.

In an online video, nine police commando hostages were shown being executed at an unknown location.

In Baghdad, four dumped bodies were found in three neighborhoods. One Iraqi soldier and two civilians were wounded during a twin roadside bombing in the Jadriya neighborhood. A separate IED wounded two members of a police anti-crime unit.

A car bomb killed three police rangers and wounded 11 others in Samarra. The city is under a curfew imposed for a security operation.

In Mosul, a child was wounded during random gunfire in al-Thawra. Separately, a woman was injured by gunfire in al-Zangali. Also, in al-Zangali, a bomb injured a policeman and a civilian.

The body of a policeman was found in Tuz Khormato. He had been kidnapped a couple of days ago.

Two bodies bearing gunshot and torture wounds were found near Fallujah in al-Saqlawiyah.

On Thursday mortars landed on a coalition military base in Balad, where they killed an Iraqi citizen and wounded two more.

A mass grave possibly dating to the Iran-Iraq war was found in al-Zubair.

A disembodied head was found in Wajihiya.

In Kanaan, the Diyala police chief’s son was abducted.

Three construction workers were attacked and injured in Diyala province.

Two civilians were injured when an IED blasted a minibus in Mussayib.

Yesterday in al-Nasr, a chauffeur was kidnapped.

A bomb in Samarra caused no casualties.

Kirkuk is under a curfew as security forces conduct an operation to rid the city of militant gunmen. During one raid, soldiers found a chained hostage. Thirty suspects have been detained so far.

U.S. forces killed a suspect and detained 10 others in central and northern Iraq. Iraqi forces killed eight gunmen in Mahmudiya. Four gunmen were arrested in Balad. In Diwaniya, 126 suspects were detained. Meanwhile, four detainees were released in Basra. Two suspects were arrested in Tal Afar. Also, one police officer and three soldiers were killed during security operations and another 11 were wounded.

Also, a Kurdish rebel was killed and a Turkish soldier was injured during clashes in Turkey’s Sirnak province, which is near the Iraqi border.


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.