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September 24, 2007
Monday: 1 GI, 105 Iraqis killed; 118 Iraqis Wounded

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.

A 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 suicide 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.

In 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 wounded 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.

Three bodies were found in Hadad.

Four 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.

Gunmen in Najaf attacked the General Secretary of the National Accordance Group there; he was critically injured.

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 four suspects.

Eleven suspects were arrested in connection with the assassination of a prominent Anbar province leader eleven days ago.

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

 
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