Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, Sept. 7, 2007
At least 49 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 45 more were wounded in the latest violence.
servicemember was killed in a non-combat incident yesterday. Meanwhile,
security experts are questioning
the methodology used by the U.S. military to claim that violence in Iraq has dropped
in recent months.
In Baghdad, U.S. airstrikes killed
19 people and wounded 10 others in the Washash neighborhood; several
buildings were demolished,
and at least one woman is among the dead. In a neighborhood near Sadr City,
a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol injured
four civilians instead. In Zaafaraniya, a roadside bomb killed
one construction worker and injured five more. Also, 12
dumped bodies were found in various neighborhoods.
people were killed and 17 wounded when a car bomb was detonated as police
drove past a Tikrit petrol station.
bodies, wearing camouflage uniforms, were discovered in Mosul.
Four people were
wounded at Kirkuk’s Serjiner bakery when a bomb exploded nearby.
Gunmen stormed a clinic in al-Jumhouriya and kidnapped a physician.
Near the Basra city hall, a director of military intelligence for the city
escaped an assassination attempt that killed
In Baquba, a roadside bomb on a main road exploded,
five people, including women and children.
U.S. forces killed
six suspects and detained 25 in raids across northern and central Iraq. Joint
U.S.-Iraqi forces arrested
another 28 near Kirkuk and detained
16 near Baquba. Also, security forces in Mosul arrested
an official who was responsible for guarding a mosque that was blown up in 2006;
he is accused of colluding with the perpetrators.