Updated at 12:25 a.m. EDT, Oct. 9, 2007
Polish targets in Baghdad
were once again attacked in Baghdad. No casualties were reported this time, but
Baghdad was rocked numerous bombings. Overall, 54 Iraqis were killed and 88
were wounded in the latest round of violence. Also, a Marine
died in combat today in Anbar province, and the DOD announced the combat
death of a soldier in Baiji on Thursday.
In Baghdad, the
was rocked by at least four explosions. This attack came a day after the Iranian
embassy in Baghdad and Polish forces in Diwaniya were targeted, and less than
a week since gunmen staged an assassination attempt on the Polish ambassador.
No casualties were reported at the embassy, but two
people were killed and five were wounded in a nearby car bombing.
Also in the capital, a car or roadside bomb near the Technology University
killed five people
and wounded 15, mostly women and children. In al-Kamaliya, a car bomb
killed one person
and wounded six others. A roadside bomb in Kadhamiya wounded
15 more people. In eastern Baghdad, a bomb targeting a U.S. patrol
wounded two Iraqi
civilians instead. Mortars targeted the former general security agency in
Baladiyat; the number of casualties went unreported.
No casualties were
reported during shelling in the Green Zone. Also, seven
dumped bodies were discovered scattered in several districts.
civilians were killed and 22 more people were wounded, including four policemen,
during a suicide car bombing at a police station in Diljah. Gunmen had
attacked the poorly defended station less than a month ago.
At a checkpoint
near Tikrit, a suicide bomber
killed three people and wounded 10 more.
bomber wounded seven policemen in Khalis.
policeman was killed and two were wounded during a roadside bombing in Hawija.
In Mosul, clashes between Iraqi army troops and suspects from the
Islamic State in Iraq left 11
gunmen dead in al-Methaq and al-Zahraa. In the al-Tahrir
district, a third clash left four
gunmen and one Iraqi soldier dead; four servicemen were wounded.
gunmen were arrested
in Kirkuk for staging attacks on the oil infrastructure. Gunmen killed
a barber who was driving on a highway west of the city.
bomb targeting an Iraqi Army patrol in Madaen caused no
Fierce clashes between combined U.S.-Iraq forces and gunmen
in Diwaniya caused property damage but left no
casualties; nine gunmen were detained.
Five gunmen were
killed and three were detained during a U.S. forces raid in Sadr City.
Turkish forces shelled Iraqi target in Duhuk province a day after
13 Turkish troops and a Kurdish rebel were killed across the border. No
casualties were reported but forest areas were set ablaze.
suspected of kidnapping Britons, were arrested
Also, the border between Iran and Kurdish regions of
Iraq has been re-opened.
And, the Supreme Judicial Court announced
that 6,017 detainees, whose guilt could not be established, were released since
Compiled by Margaret Griffis