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September 2, 2007
Sunday: 67 Iraqis Killed; 35 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:55 p.m EDT, Sept. 2, 2007

At least 67 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 35 were injured during the latest round of attacks. Reports of incidents in the capital resumed after a pair of unusually quiet days. No foreign military deaths were reported. Also, Iran is investigating reports of shelling in northern Iraq and suggests it may be due to terrorist groups.

In Baghdad, 13 scattered bodies were found. Nine people were killed and 15 injured during a car bombing in Kadhamiya. In Yarmouk, a roadside bomb injured three policemen. One person was killed and another wounded during a second day of mortar shelling in Zayouna. An unspecified number of casualties are blamed on clashes involving rival militant groups. Also, seven suspected arms smugglers were detained, while U.S. troops killed eight suspects and freed nine hostages.

A cluster bomb left over from the U.S. invasion exploded near Mosul, killing a woman and wounding three children.

A suicide bomber at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Taji killed two soldiers and wounded eight more.

An off-duty policeman and an Iraqi soldier were gunned down near Riyadh.

Six bodies were found scattered in Diwaniya.

In Wassit province, six more scattered bodies were recovered.

A policeman was killed and another wounded during clashes in Kut. In the al-Hourah neighborhood, gunmen killed a contractor and injured a translator, both working for U.S. forces.

In Hilla, gunmen attacked a home belonging to a member of the U.S.-funded Scorpion Force. One person was killed, but police were able to arrest three attackers.

One person was killed when a bomb exploded near a bus in Iskandariya. A group of people clubbed an SIIC member, who survived but was rushed to the hospital. Also, an Iraqi army captain who is a member of the Dawa Party survived an assassination attempt.

Mortar fire wounded two in Mahmudiya. Joint U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested 16 suspects

The U.S. military reported that U.S. forces killed 14 al-Qaeda suspects and detained six more during operations in Muqdadiyah last week.

The political fallout from the Kerbala clashes continues. Police released a number of figures including casualties and arrest numbers. Meanwhile, Shi'ite cleric and Mahdi Army leader Muqtada al-Sadr is making vague threats should any investigations into the event seem unfair.

Ten members of the Soldiers of Heaven cult were sentenced to death and 394 were given jail terms over a January rebellion that left hundreds of the cult dead, including their leader.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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