Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 18, 2007
At least 69 Iraqis
were killed and 83 more injured during numerous bombings and armed attacks
throughout the country. The oil infrastructure was also targeted. Five GIs were reported killed and three were wounded
in separate incidents.
Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed and three more were wounded
during an explosion in Diyala province today. In Ninevah province, a Task
Force Lightning soldier was killed in a vehicle accident. Also, on Saturday
died from non-combat related injuries.
In Baghdad, nine
dumped bodies were recovered. A double car bomb killed
11 and wounded 30 near the Health Ministry in Bab al-Muadham. A car
bomb in the Ur neighborhood killed
eight and wounded 15 others. Another car bomb, this one in Zayouna,
killed two people
and wounded five more. A roadside bomb killed
a civilian and wounded two policemen in Za’afaraniya. Another explosion
a policeman in central Baghdad. Also, a suicide
bomber killed a civilian in Baladiyat.
bomber attacked a mobile phone shop in Jalawlaa, killing four
and wounded 15 others. Women and children were
among the casualties.
During a police raid in Shurqat, a policeman
and two militants were killed; four suspects were detained.
Iraqi troops were able to kill
a suicide bomber before reaching their convoy, but two
soldiers were still wounded. Also, three
bodies, one beheaded, were found.
The morgue in Baquba reported
receiving a total of eight
dumped bodies from separate locations. Shelling killed
one person and wounded three members of the Baquba Salvation Council. Two
people were wounded in a different mortar attack. Also, gunmen attack a family
riding in their car; three
members were killed and two were wounded.
bodies bearing gunshots and torture marks were found near Qaim.
Yesterday in Iskandariya, a man
was killed and his son wounded during an armed attack.
governor of Salah ad Din province escaped a bomb attack in Tikrit with
injuries; two bodyguards were also wounded. Also, an armed attack left three
dead and two injured. A blanket curfew is now in place.
casualties were reported during shelling in Basra. Imam
Emad Abdul Kareem was injured and a bodyguard was killed during an assassination
attempt on him; he is a representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani.
three suspects and detained 13 during operations near Arab Jabour.
At least 20
oil tankers were set ablaze on the Falluja-Samarra highway; many of
the drivers escaped abduction. An explosion
and fire on a portion of the Kirkuk-Baiji oil pipeline sent smoke billowing
into the sky and spilled oil into the Tigris River, while damaging a second parallel
Compiled by Margaret Griffis