Updated at 12:03 a.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2007
At least 48 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 32 more were wounded in the latest incidents,
which included the murder of a journalist in Baghdad. Residents in Baghdad are
protesting U.S. presence in Saidiya, while clashes in Jbela left several people
dead. Also, an MND-B
soldier was killed and another was wounded during an EFP attack in Baghdad
In Baghdad, 10
dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen assassinated
a journalist in al-Qadissiyah. A roadside bomb targeting a convoy carrying
a Higher Education minister left two
bodyguards dead. No
casualties were reported as mortars fell in the Green Zone. Near Shabb
stadium and the abandoned UN building, two separate and controlled
explosions left no casualties.
Also, thousands in Saidiya protested
the presence of U.S. troops; they claim that the troops have killed civilians
and burned down homes and dislocated over 10,000 families.
security forces killed
one gunman and wounded a second as they prevented them from hijacking two
buses filled with people. A roadside bomb killed
one policeman and wounded another. Also, an off-duty policeman
was killed yesterday.
bodies were dumped on a Muqdadiyah main roadway.
an off-duty police lieutenant and three members of his family.
between gunmen and police in Jbela left
three gunmen and one policeman dead.
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found near Ramadi. The victims were
kidnapped a couple days ago.
people were killed during a mortar attack in Iskandariya.
Hibhib, a suicide
bomber wounded five people, including Iraqi soldiers, at an army checkpoint.
A bomb in Kirkuk wounded
two people including a policeman. At a police checkpoint, two
policemen were wounded in an armed attack. Three civilians were wounded in
a roadside bombing in Odhim valley.
body of a policeman was found in Hawija.
A bomb attack ruptured
an oil pipeline near Baiji.
U.S. troops killed
ten and detained 22 more suspects in central Iraq. Four suspects, one a possible
arms smuggler, were detained
in Kut. In Baghdad on Friday, a car-bomb network leader
Iraqi troops arrested 15 suspects in Baghdad; eighteen
officers and soldiers were wounded during operations. Police arrested
28 suspects, including illegal residents, in Kirkuk. Four suspects were
In response to the U.S. arrest of an Iranian official, Iran
an important border crossing servicing the autonomous Kurdish region
of Iraq. An Iranian military adviser also admitted
that Iran has been shelling targets inside Iraq.