Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Oct. 17, 2007
On a relatively quiet
Wednesday, at least 37 Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded while tensions
on the Turkish border continue. An American
soldier died of a non-combat-related illness in Germany after being flown
out of Tikrit. Also, an Australian
soldier was shot and wounded during an incident in Dhi Qar province.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were recovered. Two
Iraqi civilians were injured when U.S. troops fired upon them after a traffic
accident in the Wehda neighborhood. Also, two
people were killed and two more wounded during a bombing in Zaafaraniyah.
East of Diwaniya, a roadside bomb killed
seven policemen; prior to the explosion, the police station had been attacked,
casualties were reported there. Police in town arrested
two provincial council members on suspicion of murder and kidnapping. Also, a
roadside bomb blasted a foreign security convoy, but the number
of casualties was not released.
truck bomber attacked a Peshmerga checkpoint in Jalawla, killing
one and injuring 10 more of the Kurdish fighters.
person was killed and two were wounded during a roadside bombing. In a separate
Iraqi was killed during an armed attack. One
gunman was killed and a policeman was wounded during clashing in central Baquba.
Also, eight civilians and two Iraqi soldiers have been abducted
at fake checkpoints over the last two days.
of a policeman, bearing the usual gunshot and torture marks, was found in
Baiji police killed
three gunmen and arrested six more.
Islamic Army fighters were killed during clashes with al-Qaeda members in
Yesterday, a gunman
was injured during a clash that occurred between Abbasi and Hawija.
South of Baghdad, four shepherds, including a 15-year old boy, were
bakery was destroyed in Balad Ruz, but no
casualties were reported.
Near the Syrian border in Qaim, a bomb
at a marketplace killed
five people and wounded ten more.
was beheaded in Kirkuk.
U.S troops detained
15 gunmen in central and northern Iraq. The Iraqi army killed
five suspects and detained 14 others in unspecified locations. Also, 350 detainees
from U.S. custody.
Meanwhile, the Turkish parliament voted
to allow troops to cross into Iraq to crush Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) rebels
based there. This does not mean they are about to take any action. Iraqi President
about the presence of PKK rebels in Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret