Updated at 11:54 p.m. EDT, Oct. 14, 2007
Due to the holiday news
blackout, a significant suicide bombing yesterday in Samarra went unreported
until today. Overall, at least 69 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 74 more
were wounded in the latest attacks. Most were civilians. Two American soldiers
were reported killed in separate events.
soldier was killed and three were wounded today during combat in southern
Baghdad. Meanwhile, a Task
Force Lightning soldier was killed in a non-combat incident in Ninewah
A car bomb killed
at least 18 people and wounded 37 others near a mosque in Samarra.
The bomber had been shot to death by police but still managed to detonate his
explosives. After the explosion, gunmen clashed with police. In a separate incident,
bomber attacked a police commando station; four
police commandos were killed and nine were wounded. A gunfight also followed
In Baghdad, Nine
people were killed and 13 more were wounded, including women and children,
during a car bombing near a Shi’ite shrine in Kadhamiya; a separate bomb
had been found and defused in the same area earlier. An Iraqi
correspondent for the Washington Post was shot dead while in the Saidiyah
neighborhood. Also, five
dumped bodies were recovered.
In the village of Baghdadi near
Ramadi, a suicide
car bomber killed four members of a police major’s family and wounded
decomposed bodies were recovered from a village near Baquba. Two
bodies were found in the al-Katoun area.
In Haswa, the
Iraqi army arrived to quell clashes between Mahdi army members and Sunni tribesmen.
were killed and 17 more were detained. Civilian
casualties are unspecified.
bodies were found in al-Hadad.
Guards protecting an oil pipeline
in al-Zubair, near Basra, found gunmen planting a bomb. During the ensuing
guard was killed and a second was wounded.
In Riyadh, gunmen
Sunni Arabs and wounded two more during a drive-by.
soldier was killed and four more were wounded during a roadside bombing in
Khan Bani Saad.
a pedestrian walking outside an al-Sadr office in Hashimiya, near Hilla.
was killed in Jurf al-Sakhar as he was trying to remove a bomb placed
under his tractor.
bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Qarahanjeer.
Benedict asked for the quick return of two Catholic priests who were kidnapped
from a funeral in Mosul yesterday.
up a bridge in Khalis.
In Ninewah province, 267 detainees,
who were found to be not guilty, were released
U.S. troops captured
five suspects near Taji.
Also, more witnesses near the Turkish
border have reported
that Turkey is shelling Iraqi locations.
Compiled by Margaret