Sunday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 51 Wounded

Updated at 7:33 p.m. EDT, Oct. 18, 2009

At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 51 more were wounded in today’s attacks. Meanwhile, as some U.S. servicemembers prepare to leave Iraq, the U.S. military and USO are conducting “Operation Proper Exit" to help wounded servicemembers return to Iraqi battlefields as part of their recuperation from physical and mental wounds.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Jadiriya killed one person and wounded three others. Two people were wounded in a sticky bomb attack in Zaafaraniya. A girl was liberated and her abductors were arrested in Bayaa. Late in the day, a car bomb in Adhamiya killed five people and wounded 15 more. Three people were killed and 14 more were wounded when a motorcycle bomb exploded in a second Adhamiya blast. Gunmen killed a policeman.

Two civilians were killed and nine more were wounded in an explosion inside a garage in Iskandariya.

In Mosul, a bomb wounded four people, including a cement company chief. Two construction workers were wounded in a second bombing. A bomb destroyed a policeman’s car, but no casualties were reported in the blast.

A clash between border guards and Iraqi army soldiers in Khanaqin left two guards wounded.

A girl was liberated in Kut, and a weapons cache was found.

A wanted man and his son were arrested in Abbasi.

U.S. forces released 16 innocent detainees in Kirkuk.

Seventeen suspects were detained in Basra.

Police forces in Anbar are tightening security around bridges after two attacks in recent days.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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