Updated at 12:31 a.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2007
In what may be more unwarranted
attacks on civilians by foreign security personnel, three people were wounded
during an incident in Kirkuk and five more in a separate event in Baghdad that
involved U.S. troops. Overall, 39 Iraqis were killed and 58 more were wounded
in attacks throughout Iraq. An explosion killed
one Task Force Lightning soldier and wounded three more yesterday in Salah
ad Din province.
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were found. A roadside bomb near the National Theater wounded
three people, including a policeman. Five
civilians were wounded when U.S. troops allegedly fired randomly upon them
in al-Bunouk. Also, the UN released a report on conditions in Iraq; due
to the ongoing violence, many are forced to scavenge
food out of garbage bins.
soldier was killed an three others were wounded during an roadside bombing
in Arab Jubour.
A foreign security firm wounded
three civilians, two of them women, during a shooting in Kirkuk. A
roadside bomb killed
a man northwest of town yesterday. Also, a car bomb on a highway leading to
the airport caused no
In Basra, an explosive device detonated at a school,
at least one person and wounded 14 others, mostly students.
A car bomb
targeting an army patrol in Hawija killed
three people and wounded 11 more, including three soldiers and a policeman.
A roadside bomb in Mosul killed
two policemen and a civilian.
three gunmen and arrested ten north of Fallujah.
U.S. troops killed three
men and one woman, while a second
woman was injured.
An Awakening Council member
was found dead in Dour.
people were injured during a roadside bombing on a highway between Arbil
three tribesmen, members of the local Awakening Council, in Dhuluiya.
and a woman were killed during clashes near Baquba.
lieutenant was gunned down in Balad Ruz.
In Tuz Khormato,
chief was wounded.
The Iraqi army reported
killing seven suspects and detaining 41 in unspecified locations, while two
suspects were killed and 15 more arrested in Baghdad; two
policemen were killed and 14 more were wounded during security operations.
U.S. troops captured
a cell leader suspected of launching attacks in Baghdad.
In other news,
the Iraqi government wants
Kurdish rebels to leave the country as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Kurds in Arbil
against yesterday pro-incursion vote in Turkey. Also, military experts believe
time is running out for Turkish troops to enter Iraq before winter.
by Margaret Griffis