Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed; 17 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2008

At least 21 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were killed in a number of small attacks across the country. Also, one American soldier died from a non-combat-related illness. Meanwhile, the top US commander held talks on the PKK in Turkey, and hundred of Shi’ites marched on Basra.

One man was killed and five were detained during a joint U.S-Iraqi raid in tribal areas near Fallujah yesterday. The men were apparently senior members of the Iraqi Islamic Party, which headed by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi. The party has since broken off ties with U.S personnel, and hundreds of followers demonstrated in the city. Separately, Iraqi soldiers killed a man and detained another believed to be homemade bomb instructors. Also, gunmen killed two men, one an imam, in a drive-by shooting.

In Baghdad, clashes between gunmen and Iraqis soldier left one person dead and five civilians wounded in Shabb. In Karrada, a bomb attached to an Iraqi general’s car wounded the general and a civilian; the driver was killed. A roadside bomb blast killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more on Palestine Street. One man was killed and two more were wounded by a blast in Andalus Square.

In Mosul, two policemen were killed in a small arms attack. A roadside bomb wounded two women. A civilian was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Clashes in Salah ad Din province left one Iraqi soldier and three suspects dead. Two more soldiers were wounded. Another gunman was arrested.

Two bodies were found in Madaen.

The body of a man, bearing torture marks, was found in Tobzawa.

A female body was discovered in Kirkuk.

Near Kut, police killed one gunman and detained a second during clashes. A body bearing torture marks was found in an abandoned house.

Gunmen fired upon an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Jurf al-Sakhar, wounding one man.

Four suspects were detained near Nasariya.

Nine suspects were captured in Mosul.


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.