Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 10, 2007
At least 131 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 88 others were wounded during the latest violence.
Attacks on political or security targets occurred in Mosul and Tikrit, and Baghdad
saw several attacks staged by gunmen. Also, two U.S. servicemembers were killed
in separate non-hostile events.
soldier died in an non-combat event in Baghdad today. In another non-combat
incident, an MND-soldier
In Baghdad, six
dumped bodies were recovered. Gunmen attacked a minibus, killing
one and wounding six others in the Saidiya neighborhood. In Karrada,
one roadside bomb, targeting a U.S. patrol, killed
one civilian and wounded six more, while another roadside bomb wounded
two people. A third bomb in Karrada wounded
three more people. Gunmen also attacked a bus in Bayaa where one
person was killed and five more were wounded. In an eastern neighborhood,
a roadside bomb wounded
two policemen and two civilians.
bomber attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headquarters in Mosul’s
Khorsbat area, killing
seven people and wounding 20 others.
A car bomb in Tikrit exploded
near a convoy carrying the chief of security of Salah ad Din province. Six
people were killed and 10 were wounded.
of a four-year-old boy was found hanged in Numaniya. He had been kidnapped
and held for ranson.
policemen were killed in Diwaniya. Shelling at a primary school wounded
14 girls and two teachers. Also, one policeman
was killed today and another policeman
was killed yesterday.
officer was murdered in Hawija. Also, a body
was found at a grain storage plant. Police arriving to investigate were blasted
by an IED; one was killed
and two were injured. A second patrol was attacked as well, but no
casualties were reported.
bomber attacked an army base in al-Zab, killing
an Iraqi soldier and wounding up to seven others.
In Tal Afar,
a Katyusha rocket landed on a private residence where it killed
five family members and wounded five more.
A Baghdad policeman
was killed in an armed attack as he was returning home to Amara.
body of a kidnapped
laborer was found in Riyadh.
people were wounded during a twin IED attack in Suleiman Bek.
of Baghdad, 13
suspects were killed in an airstrike after they attacked a residence.
Iraqi troops killed
41 suspects and arrested 89 in various locations around Iraq. U.S.
authorities reported killing
37 suspects and detaining 25 in the Diyala River Valley.
part of Ramadan celebrations, the U.S. military released
about 1,400 detainees deemed to be no threat to society. The men were released
over the course of the holiday and pledged to not attack U.S. forces. Sunni Arab
leaders say that many of those in U.S. custody are innocent of any crime and being
held without charges. Also, 75 detainees, found to be innocent of charges relating
to an August incident during a holy observance in Karbala, will also be freed.
Also, Russia has now asked
Turkey to show restraint in dealing with cross-border issues concerning Kurdish
rebels in Iraq. Political analysts think an incursion by Turkish troops is unlikely;
however, Turkey has sent
troops into Iraq in the past and frequently bombs targets in the neighboring
country. Meanwhile, a explosion wounded
several people in southeastern Turkey.
Compiled by Margaret