Monday: 1 British Contractor, 17 Iraqis Killed; 55 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 7:50 p.m. EDT, July 19, 2010

An attack in northern Iraq killed one Briton and as many as three other foreign nationals. At least 17 Iraqis were killed and 55 more were wounded in that attack and in other violence across the country. Meanwhile, Ayad Allawi outlined his plans for the new government should he become the next prime minister. He also met with Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who blamed Iraq’s security woes on the United States, during a trip to Damascus.

In Mosul, a car bomb targeting a British security convoy killed as many as four foreign nationals and wounded six Iraqi bystanders. One Briton was confirmed dead. Two Americans may have been wounded as well. In other attacks, gunmen killed a civilian. Four Peshmerga were wounded in a blast during a search operation. A blast killed three policemen and wounded another.

A evening car bombing in Baquba killed seven people and wounded 26 others near a coffee shop. The bomb itself may have been left at a car lot.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a national judo champion as he was waiting for the bus in Shula. A roadside bomb targeting the deputy agriculture minister wounded five other people. Three people were wounded in a roadside bomb in Bayaa. A bomb blast on Palestine St. wounded a policeman. Three people were wounded in a blast in Ghazaliya. Last night, two people were wounded in a blast at a liquor store in Bab al-Sharqi. Also, two bombs were defused in Risala.

An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was killed and three more were wounded in Fallujah when a bomb affixed to his car exploded.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded another in Kirkuk. The body of a Peshmerga fighter was found on a highway leading to Arbil.

In Qahira, gunmen killed former provincial councilman.

Soldiers killed a suicide bomber in Tal Afar.

Seven suspects were arrested in Amiriya.

An explosion in southeastern Turkey wounded 11 soldiers and a civilian.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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