Updated at 9:25 p.m. EDT, Sept. 15, 2007
At least 57 Iraqis
were killed and 43 more were injured in the latest violence. Several assassination
attempts in and around Baquba left a number of important figures and their companions
dead or wounded. A Task
Force Marne soldier was killed and four were wounded during an IED explosion
in the capital yesterday.
In Baghdad, 11
dumped bodies were discovered throughout the city. A suicide
bomber at an Amil bakery killed
11 people and wounded 18 others as they were breaking Ramadan fast for the
day; the dead included two children. A roadside bomb near al-Shabb Stadium
left no casualties.
Also, a rocket attack in New Baghdad killed
two people and wounded two more on Thursday.
In Baquba, a former
Iraqi army brigadier
general was killed by gunmen who were wearing police uniforms and driving
an ambulance; two
of the general’s companions were also killed. In a separate incident, gunmen
attacked a police intelligence official; two
bodyguards were killed and three more were wounded. Also, an Iraqi
soldier was shot and killed at a checkpoint.
sheikhs were assassinated in Abu Saida. The sheikhs belonged to the
Baquba Salvation Council, a sister group to the Anbar Salvation Council. The head
of the Anbar group was killed on Thursday. Both councils are working to rid their
provinces of al-Qaeda operatives.
people were wounded when a roadside bomb blew up at a petrol station in Balad
Gunmen tossed a grenade at a Fallujah checkpoint, killing
a civilian and wounding five policemen.
A roadside bomb killed
two people on a highway between Kirkuk and Mosul near Kharaba
people were injured during a bombing in Mahaweel.
a roadside bomb wounded
five soldiers. Also, mortar fire injured
a woman when a shell fell on her home.
A charred car containing two
bodies was found in Khalis.
bodies belonging to Jumaili tribesmen were found in Garma.
one was harmed when an explosive device was detonated in Kirkuk or
in a Katyusha rocket attack.
Iraqi troops arrested
a Libyan gunman in Mosul and prevented
a large attack.
American troops killed
a suspect during an operation in Diwaniya.
U.S. troops killed
a suspect and arrested his son.
U.S. and Iraqi forces killed
14 suspects and arrested 17 during operations in northern and central Iraq.
artillery fell in Dohuk province scaring villagers and destroying properties
but leaving no casualties.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis