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October 15, 2007
Monday: 2 GIs, 46 Iraqis Killed; 76 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:06 p.m. EDT, Oct. 15, 2007

At least 46 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 76 more were wounded in the latest violence. Figures may yet rise in two separate attacks, which occurred in Diwaniya and Balad. No foreign military deaths were reported. The DOD reported that two American soldiers were killed in separate incidents.

The DOD reported that an American soldier was killed yesterday in al-Busayifi during combat operations, while an IED killed another soldier in Baghdad. Four National Guardsmen were injured yesterday during an explosion. Also, two Polish soldiers were wounded during fighting in Diwaniyah that also caused civilian casualties.

In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber killed four people and wounded 25 others, mostly women and children, at al-Zawraa park in the al-Harthiya district. Also, five dumped bodies were recovered.

In Diwaniya, a mortar and machine gun attack targeting a Polish base left five civilians dead and 28 wounded. Among the casualties were several children. Three gunmen were also killed. No casualties were reported during a mortar attack at Camp Echo, just south of Diwaniya.

A suicide car bomber killed six members of the Salah ad Din Awakening Council during an attack on their Balad checkpoint. At least eight more people were injured.

A policeman and four members of his family were killed when a suicide bomber drove into the policeman’s home in Heit. Eight others were wounded during the attack, which occurred west of Baghdad.

Near Kirkuk, three journalists were killed and two were wounded when gunmen attacked their vehicle. Also, a roadside bomb wounded four people.

Three dumped bodies were found near Ramadi.

The body of a kidnapped Baghdad University professor was found in Basra.

According to some reports, two Catholic priests who were kidnapped over the weekend near Tal Afar were released; however, the head of the Syrian Catholic Church said the reports were untrue and that the priests were still being held captive.

Gunmen shot dead a civilian during a drive-by in Kut.

Two bodies were found in Mosul. One belonged to a member of the city council.

U.S. forces killed three suspects and detained 20 others in several locations. Also, three anti-al-Qaeda fighters were killed and one wounded accidently when a U.S. airstrike in Duluiya missed its targets.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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