Updated at 12:12 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17, 2007
Bombings in Baghdad and
Mosul injured scores of people. Overall, 56 Iraqis were killed or found dead
and 144 more were wounded. No foreign military deaths were reported.
unidentified bodies were found dumped in as many neighborhoods. A car bomb
seven people and wounded 30 people, mostly civilians, near an Iraqi army checkpoint
and a petrol station on Saadoun Street. In Zayouna, three
policemen were killed and two were injured during a drive-by shooting at another
checkpoint. A roadside bomb in Karrada killed
one person and injured two others. Last night in the Doura district,
one and wounded 13 more people. A
streetsweeper was killed and five were wounded in a drive-by shooting as they
were working on al-Aadl Street in western Baghdad. Also, an Interior Ministry
officer who has provided information to NPR staffers in Baghdad has disappeared
and may have been kidnapped.
tanker truck bomber killed
up to 16 people and wounded
80 more at a police station in Mosul. A number of policemen were among
the casualties. A vehicle
ban is now in place. Three
militia members were killed last night. Also, gunmen killed
An Anbar Awakenings Council member,
his son, and his nephew were shot dead near Fallujah.
and booby-trapped body was found in Abbasi. Two
people were killed as they attempted to plant a roadside bomb.
Kirkuk, a body
was found. A roadside bomb wounded
two truck drivers. Last night in the al-Wasiti neighborhood, a roadside
bomb killed four people
from the same family. Also, three journalists who were reported
killed yesterday were actually bodyguards working for an editor and not journalists.
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bomb attack in Iskandariya.
Attacks on Echo Base in Diwaniya continued
for a second day. In a separate incident, a policeman
was shot dead in front of his home.
In Muqdadiya, tribesmen
a suspected al-Qaeda member during clashes.
A roadside bomb in al-Sada
a militia member.
of a taxi driver was found in Sulaimaniyah.
Four civilians were
near al-Dogmat village.
Between Mosul and Kirkuk, a pair
of roadside bombs injured
A roadside bomb in Baquba killed
a father and his son. Two
corpses were also found.
U.S. troops captured
a "top terrorist" and three of his aides, who were involved in the Camp
Victory shelling last week. An al-Qaeda suspect was arrested
in Baquba. At least 50 people were arrested
during the Eid holiday.
Also, a Turkish soldier was killed
during a bombing in Turkey blamed on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
by Margaret Griffis