Tuesday: 2 US Soldiers, 46 Iraqis Killed; 35 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:15 a.m. EST, Nov. 28, 2007

At least 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 35 more were wounded during attacks that included multiple shootings involving U.S. troops and civilians. Also, an Iraqi journalist is accusing the Interior Ministry of killing his family in Baghdad yesterday. Also two U.S. soldiers were killed and seven more were wounded in separate events that took place today..

Two MND-B soldiers were killed and two more were wounded during an explosion near Tuz Khormato. Meanwhile, in Baquba, a female suicide bomber detonated her vest, wounding seven GIs and injuring five Iraqi civilians; two people were killed.

A journalist, whose family was gunned down in Baghdad, today accused Interior Ministry forces of staging the slaughter as a message to other journalists. He also said that the family’s wake, which was held in Kut, was raided. Meanwhile, an Interior Ministry spokesman denied that the killings took place.

A suicide bomber posing as a shepherd attacked a police station in Baquba. Four policemen and two civilians were killed in the initial blast, while three women died in an ensuing gunfight. Thirteen people were wounded.

In Baghdad, a bus driver transporting finance ministry employees failed to stop at a Shaab district checkpoint; U.S. soldiers opened fired on the bus, killing four people and wounding two more. In Saidiya, Iraqi soldiers killed a gunman who was attacking their checkpoint. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. convoy in Karrada wounded three civilians instead. Two people were injured during a car bombing in Mansour. Also, eight dumped bodies were discovered.

U.S. soldiers in Baiji killed two civilians and a child traveling in a car that approached their checkpoint at a high rate of speed. Also, two suspects were killed in a raid.

Four dumped bodies were found west of Mosul, and a car bomb wounded four in the city’s Wadi Hajar neighborhood. Also, two suspects were detained. Later, seven more suspects were captured.

In al-Bu Aziz, armed clashes with al-Qaeda left an al-Aankabiya chieftain dead and two villagers wounded.

A roadside bomb in al-Salam killed one civilian and wounded two others.

A policeman was gunned down in Hawija.

A man who failed to stop at a U.S. forces checkpoint in Ramadi was shot and killed.

Near Tikrit, tribal members stopped a police convoy and kidnapped four men, whose corpses were later discovered.

A fuel pipeline near Basra was set aflame during tribal clashes. One person was killed and several were injured.

In Kirkuk, 28 suspects were captured.

South of Baghdad in Salman Pak, a taxi driver was injured during a roadside bombing.

Two dumped bodies were found on the banks of the Zab River in al-Zab.

In al-Azizyah, a roadside bomb injured a man driving a tractor.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.