Updated at 11:27 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2007
At least 105 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 118 others were wounded in the latest round
of attacks. A mass grave was found in al-Abara, while in Baquba a suicide
bomber attacked a meeting of local leaders. Kirkuk was the scene of several bombings
as well. An American
soldier was killed during an armed attack in Salah ad Din province.
suicide bomber attacked
a gathering of local leaders in Baquba. Preliminary reports say that the
chief of police was among the 26
dead; another 50 were wounded.
A mass grave containing the bodies
of 20 students was found in al-Abara.
In Abu Maria, a
truck bomber killed
six people, including two policemen and an Iraqi soldier, and wounded
17 others at a checkpoint. The village sits between Mosul and Tal Afar.
Baghdad, 12 dumped
bodies were recovered. Gunmen attacked a bus carrying bank workers; one
woman was killed, another injured. In the Talbiyah neighborhood, mortars killed
two children and wounded their parents.
West of the Mosul,
a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded three more. A hand grenade lobbed at police in the
al-Saaa neighborhood wounded
eight civilians instead.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb targeting a
local leader’s convoy left one
bodyguard dead and seven others wounded; ten
civilians were also wounded. A separate car bomb wounded
six outside a brigadier-general’s home. A guard
was wounded during a roadside bombing attack against the police chief’s motorcade.
A roadside bomb killed
a soldier and wounded three others in al-Ummal al-Shaabiya. A car bomb
two civilians and a policeman. The body
of a policeman was found last night. Also, police killed
an armed man south of the city.
A roadside bomb in Latifiya
killed one soldier
and wounded three others.
Gunmen in Kut killed
one person and wounded a second. A Wassit province police chief escaped an
assassination attempt, but two
of his guards were wounded.
U.S. forces killed
a civilian during operations that netted
13 suspects in Balad Ruz. Militants killed
a second civilian.
bodies were found in Hadad.
gunmen were killed as they were setting roadside bombs in Iskandariya.
Joint U.S. and Iraqi troops killed
ten suspects in Muqdadiyah and destroyed a bridge the group was using.
Iraqi soldiers killed
four suspects and freed
two hostages at a fake checkpoint the gunmen set up in Jbela.
in Najaf attacked the General Secretary of the National Accordance Group
there; he was critically
In Garma, gunmen set fire to a number of fuel tankers;
one driver was killed.
Gunmen attacked an Ameriyat al-Fallujah police station. The number
of casualties was not specified.
U.S. forces killed 10 suspects and
arrested 22 in central Iraq; four
of those killed were Iraqis. U.S. troops also killed
a suspect and arrested four others in eastern Baghdad. Three other
suspects were also detained
in a separate operation in the capital.
Fallujah police arrested
Eleven suspects were arrested
in connection with the assassination of a prominent Anbar province leader eleven
Also, several non-governmental agencies have quit
operating in Mosul due to increased threats and violence. Because of
this and other difficulties in transportation, humanitarian aid in the city and
surrounding regions has decreased.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis