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October 12, 2007
Friday: 1 GI, 1 Georgian, 16 Iraqis Killed; 38 Iraqis Wounded

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.

The 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 of one announced his death, while the military announced the death of the second soldier. Also, and IED blasted an Australian military vehicle without leaving casualties. And, Echo base was shelled, but no casualties were reported; it is the home of the Polish forces.

In Tuz 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 is released.

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 died.

Gunmen attacked the Kut home of a policeman, killing him and wounding his wife.

A policeman was killed and property was damaged during clashes in Diwaniya.

One body was found in Mahaweel.

Authorities released 26 innocent detainees in Diyala province.

The governor of Ninewah province was 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.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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