Updated at 10:16 p.m. EST, Nov. 16, 2009
At least 31 Iraqis were killed and 52 more were wounded during an alarming surge in violence today. In one attack, 13 Iraqis were executed by men who were wearing Iraqi army uniforms. A U.S. soldier died of injuries received in a vehicular accident as well. Meanwhile, a British soldier convicted of a war crime detailed some of the abuses Iraqis were subjected to by his fellow soldiers.
Thirteen Iraqis were killed overnight near Abu Ghraib in Saadan village. The perpetrators were wearing uniforms and could likely have been al-Qaeda members; however, police also suspect that a tribal dispute may be to blame. Some of the dead were members of the local Awakening Council.
A car bomb in Kirkuk killed six Iraqis and wounded 17 more. Gunmen killed a Kurdish intelligence officer and wounded two civilians.
In Baghdad, a blast killed two soldiers and wounded six in the Mansour neighborhood.
In Mosul, a blast wounded two people. One civilian was wounded in a thermal bomb attack, while another person was killed in a hand grenade attack. A suspect was arrested. Arms were found. Gunmen killed a man and wounded his son.
Three people were killed and six others were wounded when a stockpile of ammunition exploded in Mahmoudiya.
Four bodies were found west of Baghdad in Aanaz village.
A petrol station owner was kidnapped in Salaam.
Fourteen suspects were detained in Basra.
Three suspects were detained in Salah ad Din province.
Three suspects were arrested in Diyala province.
Two bombs were defused in Qayara.
Four suspects were captured in Kut.