Monday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 17 Wounded

Updated at 7:23 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2010

A second day of what appears to be underreporting of violence saw casualties in only two cities, Baghdad and Tal Afar. At least one Iraqi was killed and 17 others were wounded in those attacks. Also, Iraq has asked for international help in removing an estimated 20 million landmines left after decades of war.

In Baghdad, gunmen robbed a delivery truck of $27,000 intended to pay university workers their salaries. No one was killed in the robbery, but an Electricity Ministry official was shot dead in Saidiya. Also, a bomb planted on a Defense Ministry employee exploded, wounding three people in Doura. Another bomb in Doura wounded two people, including a soldier. A blast in central Baghdad wounded four people, including a government employee, while three policeman were wounded in a blast in Arsat.

A bomb on a highway in Tal Afar exploded and wounded five Iraqis.

No casualties were reported after a bomb left on a policeman’s car exploded in Kirkuk. Three suspects were arrested and a bomb was defused.

A three-man forgery gang was arrested in Mosul.

Seven suspects were arrested in Basra.

The director of the installments protection force in Ninewa was arrested.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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