Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 14 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:15 p.m. EDT, Oct. 11, 2005

At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. A U.S. soldier was killed during a roadside bombing in Missan province. Also, the U.S. military reported a precipitous drop in journalists covering the Iraq war from inside Iraq.

In Baghdad, Gunmen killed a lawyer who worked for suspected Sunni insurgents. A roadside blasted a U.S. vehicle, but the number of casualties, if any, is unknown. After yesterday’s bombing in Abu Dsheer, rioting broke out. Also, five suspects were detained.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded three people, including an endowment director.

In Mosul, two people were killed and two more wounded during a small arms attack; a gunman was among the dead. A Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party (IIIP) leader survived an assassination attempt; one gunman was killed in the attack. The bodies of three Christians were found. Also, the number of Christians fleeing Mosul has now reached 1,000 families. Three homes were destroyed after the Christian families in them fled the city.

Iraqi forces killed two gunmen in Samarra.

Near Hilla, gunmen killed a policeman.

Three Iraqi servicemembers were killed and five more were wounded during a roadside bomb blast in Habaniyah.

A roadside bomb wounded four brick plant workers in Balad Ruz.

In Baquba, police raided an orchard, killing a civlian and wounding another.

A prominent Sadrist leader was detained in Amara. A weapons cache was discovered.

U.S. forces arrested four policemen in Abu Saida.

Fifteen missile launchers were confiscated in Kut. A wanted suspect was arrested separately.

A wanted suspect was picked up in Diwaniya.

North of Baquba, four al-Qaeda suspects were detained.

The Human Rights minister made a surprise visit to Fallujah.

Also, the Turkish military continued its air campaign against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq.


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.