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October 18, 2007
Thursday: 1 GI, 39 Iraqis Killed; 58 Iraqis Wounded

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.

An Iraqi 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 casualties.

In Basra, an explosive device detonated at a school, killed 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.

Police killed three gunmen and arrested ten north of Fallujah.

Near Baiji, U.S. troops killed three men and one woman, while a second woman was injured.

An Awakening Council member was found dead in Dour.

Three people were injured during a roadside bombing on a highway between Arbil and Kirkuk.

Gunmen killed three tribesmen, members of the local Awakening Council, in Dhuluiya.

A man and a woman were killed during clashes near Baquba.

A police lieutenant was gunned down in Balad Ruz.

In Tuz Khormato, the police 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 marched against yesterday pro-incursion vote in Turkey. Also, military experts believe time is running out for Turkish troops to enter Iraq before winter.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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