Updated at 12:15 a.m. EDT, Sept. 28, 2007
At least 40 Iraqis
were killed and 21 more wounded a day after numerous bombings killed over
100 people. No foreign military deaths were reported, but the Multi-National Corps
that a Task Force Marne helicopter was forced down by small arms fire; no one
was injured during the hard landing.
In Baghdad, nine
dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb wounded
five in Ur. A separate car bomb killed two
people and wounded four in the New Baghdad district. A woman
was killed in a separate bombing in eastern Baghdad. The bodies
of a police lieutenant and his wife were found in Adhamiya. Also, clashes
between gunmen and police commandos are taking place in Doura, but casualties
are so far unreported.
policemen were killed and three wounded during a roadside bombing in Nasariya.
were killed in Riyadh during a drive-by shooting. A suspected explosive
an oil pipeline carrying crude to Baiji; the petrol infrastructure has been hit
several times recently.
In Hawija, gunmen killed
an off-duty Iraqi soldier. Two
civilians were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car.
A gunman shot
dead a policeman in Mosul.
captive was released in Khalis, while five suspects were detained.
A blast in Kirkuk killed
a policeman and wounded three others.
Iraqi special forces troops were killed and three were injured, along
with a civilian during a roadside bombing in Hilla.
killed one suspect
and arrested 23 in several locations. Iraqi forces arrested
17 near Kirkuk. Fifteen
more suspects were killed during continued operations in Muqdadiya. In Ninewah
province, 52 suspects were arrested
in the Shurqat area.
Also, despite that the expected increase in violence
during Ramadan has occurred, U.S. officials insist
on noting that it has been less violent this year than during last year’s holiday;
however, violence levels are on par with the previous year’s total.
by Margaret Griffis