Saturday:16 Iraqs Killed, 41 Wounded

Updated at 5:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 20, 2008

At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 41 others were wounded in light violence. A Turkish truck driver was injured in Mosul as well, but no Coalition deaths were reported.

A car bomb killed three security personnel and wounded 23 others in Tal Afar at a sports field. Three female bodies were discovered separately. This northern city has suffered a recent uptick in violence.

In Baghdad, a bomb left outside the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate wounded the union’s head and three others; two more people were reported injured. Four bodies were found buried in a yard in Saidiyah. One unidentified body was found dumped in Zaafaraniyah. Also, fourteen suspects were detained.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded another. Gunmen killed two policemen at a checkpoint. An Iraqi soldier was wounded in a separate checkpoint attack. A car bomb was safely detonated by security forces. A roadside bomb in Faisaliyah wounded three civilians. Also, a possibly Turkish truck driver was wounded after a roadside bomb blasted his truck.

One policeman was killed and three more were wounded during a blast in Haditha.

Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a Shi’ite tribal leader in Basra. Work has begun on a center that will house both police and army personnel.

Gunmen lobbed a grenade at a police patrol in Hit, wounding four.

In Karbala, a security plan has been readied for a religious observance that will take place on Monday.

Kurdish parties using Diyala province government buildings for their offices will abandon them.

A TNT cache was found in Makhmour.

Two wanted suspects were captured in Kut.

Demonstrators in Fallujah peacefully demanded the central government to return their police chief.


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.