Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 12, 2007
A mortar attack on the
U.S. army headquarters in Baghdad left two
American soldiers dead and 40 more wounded. In other violent incidents, 89
Iraqis were killed or found dead, and 119 more were wounded. As the specifics
of the Camp Victory attack become known, these figures may rise significantly.
In a separate hostile incident, a MNC-I
soldier died of wounds received during combat yestarday in Baghdad.
In Baghdad, overnight mortar fire killed
two Coalition soldiers of unreported nationality at Camp Victory, near
the Baghdad airport in al-Bayaa. Two
of the 40 wounded were foreign civilian contractors. The numbers of American
and Iraqi casualties have not been released. Camp Victory houses the headquarters
for the American forces in Iraq. It is a separate location from the better known
Green Zone which houses the American and British embassies. Later, a police officer
and six policemen, who are believed involved, were arrested
during a raid on an al-Bayaa precinct station.
dumped bodies were found scattered in several Baghdad neighborhoods. At a
New Baghdad café, a suicide
bomber killed eight people and wounded 25 others. A roadside bomb in al-Iskan
five civilians. Two
policemen were wounded during a separate bombing in Shula. No
casualties were reported during an early morning bombing in Karrada.
Two people were injured
during a bombing near the Shorja marketplace. Mortar fire killed
a father and son and also wounded three others yesterday in al-Mashtal.
Also, the new moon was spotted
in Baghdad; this marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid al-Fitr festivities.
Just west of Baghdad, the home of a Sunni imam who preached against
al-Qaeda was attacked. He
was killed and his wife was wounded. Their nephew managed to kill
two attackers before the rest of them fled. Those gunmen were killed in a
In the Lake Thar Thar area, U.S. toops claim to
19 suspects and 15 civilians during security operations. Six
people were also wounded. The civilian casualties were mostly children and
a few women.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb targeted the chief of the traffic
police. At least eight
people were killed and 52 more were wounded, including members of the chief’s
retinue. Brigadier-General Salar Ahmed is among the wounded. Although the bomb
was meant for the chief’s convoy, people at a nearby petrol
station were among the casualties. Shoppers purchasing new clothes and treats
for the upcoming Eid holiday were also affected. In a separate incident, police
in Kirkuk killed
three men suspected of being in a roadside bomb cell. Yesterday in Kirkuk,
two car bombs at an army base killed
one Iraqi policeman and injured three others.
In Mosul, gunmen
dead the son of an Islamic party official; other members of his party were
uninjured. Also, U.S. forces injured
a man and a girl in a separate incident. Guards at the Patriotic Union of
Kurdistan (PUK) headquarters shot an oncoming suicide
bomber; the bomber managed to detonate his cargo and injure
eight people, including four guards.
Gunmen attacked a minibus traveling
from Khalis to Kirkuk. Five
Iraqis were killed and four more were injured.
Clashes at Abara
police checkpoints left
one officer and a gunman dead, and two other policemen were injured.
including one belonging to a woman, were found in Zubaidiya. They bore
the usual gunshot and torture wounds.
Gunmen in Mahaweel killed
a woman during a drive-by shooting.
corpses were found in Basra. They bore gunshot wounds.
bomber only managed to cause property damage.
A man was kidnapped
In Baquba, gunmen killed
a man, his wife, and a relative, while two
other family members were wounded. Two
policemen were killed and four were wounded in an attack on a checkpoint;
was also killed.
U.S. forces shot
dead a former military officer while at his home in Hadid.
Iraqi soldiers killed
one suspect and arrested 30 more in unspecified locations.
innocent detainees were released
from Camp Cropper.
Also, the European Union is warning
Turkey about its possible military action in northern Iraq. Military activity
could destabilize the region, strain relations, and ruin Turkey’s chances to join
Compiled by Margaret Griffis