Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Oct. 13, 2007
Thanks to the Eid al-Fitr
holiday, news was scant for a second day in a row. Many newspapers in Iraq have
publication during the holiday. Overall, at least 58 Iraqis were killed,
mostly gunmen, and 22 more were wounded in the latest round of violence.
Also, four American soldiers were killed in separate events.
soldier died yesterday in Kirkuk during an IED explosion. Two
15th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers were killed and five others were wounded
during shelling just outside Baghdad on Wednesday; this incident is unrelated
to the Camp Victory rocket attack. The DOD also reported the death
of a soldier in Baghdad on Thursday; he was killed during an IED attack.
In Baghdad, three
dumped bodies were found. Shelling in the Doura neighborhood left
one dead and eight wounded, including children.
A roadside bomb in
one policeman and wounded three others during an assassination attempt on
the deputy police chief’s life; he was unharmed in the incident. A former police
commando, now civilian,
was injured during an armed attack. Also, the final figures in yesterday's
attempt on the the police chief's life reached eight dead and 62 wounded; that
is ten more injury victims
than previously reported.
bodies belonging to suspected al-Qaeda members were found near Duluiya.
A large cache of explosives was discovered
in Tal Afar.
A medical doctor was abducted
U.S. forces killed
one suspect and detained three others in Baghdad. Iraqi army troops
backed by the al-Fadel Awakening council reported killing
48 suspects over the last four days in the al-Fadel neighborhood in
In Diyala province, 65 families were forced
to leave their homes after receiving death threats.
The Kurdistan Workers'
Party (PKK) denied
their intention to cross over into Turkey. They also claimed to not launch
attacks on Turkey from inside Iraq as they have members already based in Turkey.
Meanwhile, the presence of Turkish troops on the Iraqi border has increased.
Villagers in Kani Zawa also claimed
that Turkish troops terrorized them during an overnight small arms attack, while
those in Nezdoor said
they received shelling from Turkish forces. No casualties were reported in either
Compiled by Margaret Griffis