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September 5, 2007
Wednesday: 10 GIs, 51 Iraqis Killed; 65 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:05 a.m. EDT, Sept. 6, 2007

At least 51 Iraqis were killed and 65 wounded during attacks that included bombing civilians in Sadr City and Mosul. Ten American soldiers were also killed in separate events.

Two GIs were killed today and another was wounded during combat operations in the capital. An explosion in Salah ad Din province killed two Task Force Lightning soldiers and wounded three more. Yesterday, three MND-B soldiers were killed and two more were wounded during an EFP attack in Baghdad. Another American soldier was killed and two were wounded during combat operations, also in Baghdad. Military officials have also announced the death of a GI who was injured in Iraq, but died in Germany. Also, the DOD reported the death of an American servicemember in a non-combat incident.

Conflicting reports out of Sadr City’s Habibiya neighborhood have as many as 15 dead and 23 wounded in one or more attacks. At least one mini-bus was bombed, and a witness reported that other explosions rocked the suburb of Baghdad overnight.

In Baghdad, 11 unidentified bodies were found scattered mostly in western neighborhoods, and another dozen were found yesterday. An IED wounded two civilians in the Bayaa neighborhood.

One Mosul policeman was killed and 28 civilians were wounded during a suicide bombing in al-Wehda. Also, four gunmen were killed in separate incidents in the al-Maash marketplace and in al-Yarmouk. And a PKK member was killed last night.

Seven police officers were injured in Kirkuk during an IED attack.

Five civilians were injured during shelling in the village of al-Bashir.

A Kurd Peshmerga fighter was killed when gunmen attacked an outpost in Qarataba village.

U.S. troops killed one suspect and arrested 18 others in unspecified locations, while four gunmen were killed in Samarra.

Also, 55 people were arrested for attempting to enter Turkey illegally. Each had paid several hundred dollars to smugglers to help them cross the border.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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