Updated at 11:40 p.m. EDT, Oct. 12, 2007
Due to the Eid al-Fitr
celebrations and the weekly prayer observance, news was scant today. The most
significant incident was an attack on Kurdish children celebrating the Eid in
Tuz Khormato. Overall, at least 16 Iraqis were killed and 38 more were wounded.
The deaths of a GI and a Georgian soldier were also reported.
DOD announced the death
of a GI in an IED attack in Baghdad on Wednesday. The Georgian military
reported their first loss in Iraq; one
soldier died on Sept. 30 in a non-combat event. Also, the two Coalition
soldiers who died yesterday in the Camp Victory were both Americans. The family
announced his death, while the military announced the death of the second
soldier. Also, and IED blasted an Australian military vehicle without
casualties. And, Echo base was shelled, but no
casualties were reported; it is the home of the Polish forces.
Khormato, a bomb hidden in a cart full of candy killed
three children and
an adult, while
injuring 21 others. At the time, many Kurdish children were celebrating the
Eid al-Fitr holiday by playing in the streets. Three of the wounded children belong
to the deputy governor of Salah ad Din province. The would-be suicide bomber
was also injured in the attack. The figures may change as more information
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were discovered. Four
people were killed and 15 more were wounded during a car bombing in a Bab
al-Sharqi commercial area. Also, one of the injured victims in last nights café
bombing in the New Baghdad district has
Gunmen attacked the Kut home of a policeman, killing
him and wounding his wife.
was killed and property was damaged during clashes in Diwaniya.
body was found in Mahaweel.
26 innocent detainees in Diyala province.
The governor of Ninewah
persuaded not to resign his post. He has turned in his resignation citing
security concerns as his reason for leaving.
Also, as Turkish officials
continue to threaten military action in Iraq, Kurdish separatists claimed
they were heading back into Turkey to attack political and security targets.
by Margaret Griffis