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September 25, 2007
Tuesday: 1 GI, 49 Iraqis Killed; 71 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:00 p.m. EDT, Sept. 25, 2007

During continued Ramadan violence, 49 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 71 more were wounded. Also, a Task Force Lightning soldier was killed during an explosion in Diyala province.

In Baghdad, eight bodies were found, mostly in western neighborhoods. A pair of car bombs killed six and wounded 20 others in the Zayouna district. One person was killed and four were wounded during a roadside bombing in Khamaliya. In Karrada, a roadside bomb wounded seven people. Also, a roadside bomb was detonated near a U.S. patrol in Kadhimiya; U.S. troops sealed off the area.

A suicide car bomber in Basra killed three and wounded 20 during an attack on a police station.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber detonated his vest near a police colonel; ten were wounded, including the police officer and a judge.

A suicide car bomber targeted the head of the Hawija City Council; the chairman, two guards, and a civilian were wounded. This was the fifth assassination attempt on him.

Three policemen were killed and another wounded during a roadside bombing in the al-Shuhada neighborhood of Fallujah.

Two more people were reported dead after a suicide bombing yesterday in Baquba. Several prominent men of the province were among the casualties.

The burnt corpse of a man who had also been shot was found in Kirkuk. A roadside bomb wounded two people. A civilian was injured during a roadside bombing in Wahid Huzairan. Also, gunmen blew up a natural gas pipeline; no casualties were reported, but firefighters are battling a large blaze.

Near Tuz Khormato, an Iraqi contractor working for U.S. troops was kidnapped. Two men were killed as they were trying to plant a roadside bomb. Also, a Peshmerga commander was killed in front of his Kifri district home.

Mortars in Riyadh caused damage to a home.

The Iraqi army killed four suspects and arrested 31 in various locations. Six gunmen were killed during clashes in Tal Afar.

A bomb targeting a police patrol in Khaldiya left one policeman dead.

American troops in Tikrit killed three people, including a 90-year-old man, who were relatives of a tribal chief. U.S. forces arrested seven in Baghdad including a man suspected of weapons distribution.

Iraqi police arrested two Mahdi army members in Diwaniya.

Joint U.S-Iraqi personnel arrested four suspects in Kirkuk.

Coalition troops killed five suspects and arrested 22 more in north and central locations. During an operation in Baiji troops captured three suspects but a woman and child were injured during the incident.

 

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