Sunday: 53 Iraqis Killed, 33 Wounded

Updated at 11:00 p.m. EST, Dec. 2, 2007

At least 53 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 33 were wounded in the lastest round of violence. A mass grave was found in Fallujah and over a dozen people were wounded during a car bombing in Baquba. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, conflicting reports continue to stream in from the Turkish border. Also, a Sunni politician under house arrest was allowed to move to a hotel in Baghdad.

Sunni leader Adnan al-Dulaimi was allowed to leave his home and move to a hotel in Baghdad’s Green Zone. His daughter, who is also a politician, accompanied him. He spent three days under house arrest after the discovery of a car bomb near his office.

The situation at the Iraq-Turkey border is as confusing as it is tense. Kurdistani officials reported that Turkish troops made no incursions into Iraqi’s autonomous region despite pronouncements from the Turkish government. Meanwhile, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) set forth conditions for a long-tern truce. Also, two Kurdish rebels were killed in Turkey.

Police found 20 dumped bodies at an abandoned house in Garma. Three children were among the dead.

At least 14 people were injured during a suicide bombing in Baquba. Five people were wounded in a separate mortar attack.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were found dumped is as many neighborhoods. Gunmen killed the deputy head of security forces during a drive-by in Mansour. Also in Mansour, a roadside bomb killed two policemen and wounded four others. In Utifiyah, a car bomb planted under a Shi’ite politician’s car killed the driver and wounded three people, including the lawmaker. Also, a roadside bomb near the Interior Ministry left no casualties.

In Iskandariya, four civilians were killed and two more wounded during an attack at a mosque. The leader of the al-Azza tribe was among the dead. Five others were kidnapped.

A roadside bomb killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded four more in Samarra.

A Duluiya support council member survived an assassination attempt. Gunmen bombed his home and wounded a guard instead.

Police in Khalidiya killed a man seen planting a bomb.

Kurdish security forces stopped a car bomb attack targeting their own headquarters in Mosul. Also, six dumped bodies were found; two belonged to policemen.

Students and professors in Amara protested the kidnapping of the dean of the technical institute there and demanded that government do more to protect intellectuals in Iraq.

In Al-Bu Aziz, three al-Qaeda leaders beheaded three women after the women refused marriage proposals.

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed as they drove away from their base in Hawija.

Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces captured 13 suspects in Fallujah. Twelve suspects were arrested near Kirkuk. Two men in Sinjar were arrested and their cache of cannabis seeds was confiscated.


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.