Monday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 52 Wounded

Updated at 7:05 p.m. EDT, Sept. 28, 2009

The lull in violence that began with the Eid observances has ended. At least 27 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded in the latest attacks.

A suicide bomber killed at least seven people and wounded 16 more at a police outpost north of Ramadi in Kilo. A similar incident occurred only yesterday.

In Baghdad, a pair of bomb blasts in the Ghazaliya district killed three Iraqi soldiers and wounded as many as 29 others, many of them civilians. A sticky bomb exploded in Adhamiya last night, wounding two people.

A bomb planted on a bus killed at least six civilians and wounded two others near Diwaniya in Saniya. Fifteen policemen were arrested following the incident.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed three police officers and wounded two others. Gunmen shot and injured a disabled, retired policeman. A woman was also shot and killed.

Four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were found executed near Tal Afar. Yesterday, al-Qaeda elements laid siege to the town and threatened those who attempted to deliver supplies. Two gunmen were killed and a third one was wounded when the bomb they were transporting exploded prematurely.

A bomb planted on a Kirkuk policeman’s car wounded him when it exploded.

No casualties were reported when a bomb exploded at a home in Saqlawiya. The family living there had abandoned the unit when they received death threats.

The Batira airport suffered a Katyusha rocket attack.

Seven suspects were arrested in Basra province.

Five launch pads were discovered across Missan province.

Also, two policemen and four gunmen were killed in western Iran’s Kurdistan province. Several more were wounded. Although the affiliation of the gunmen was not reported, the area, which borders Iraq, is known to harbor Kurdish rebels.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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