Saturday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 5 Wounded

Updated at 11:06 p.m. July 19, 2008

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported, but a British hostage may have killed himself.

A militant group holding five British hostages has released a video in which they claim that one of their hostages killed himself in May, about a year after he was kidnapped.

In Mosul, a failed kidnapping left one victim dead and another wounded. A body bearing gunshot wounds and handcuffs was discovered yesterday. A policeman was shot dead at a checkpoint. Also, gunmen killed a man just outside his home.

In Baghdad, four civilians were wounded during a bombing in Karrada. A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Zayouna left no casualties. One dumped body was found.

Three bodies were found in Khalis. They belonged to three brothers who had been kidnapped on Wednesday.

Gunmen attacked a patrol in Tikrit, killing three policemen.

The bodies of a woman and her daughter were found in Suleimaniya.

U.S. forces detained 21 suspects across central and northern Iraq.

A local Karbala official confessed to having killed scores of people. A 1920 Brigades leader was arrested disguised in clerical attire.

In Kut, seven IEDs were found and defused.

An IED targeting a police patrol in Souk al-Shoyoukh left no casualties.

Police in Baquba freed a hostage and arrested three Awakening Council members who were holding the victim.

Ten Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels were killed during clashes in southeast Turkey. The rebels are fighting for a homeland that stretches across parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Armenia. Many are based in Iraq, which is the only country that has given its Kurdish region autonomy.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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