Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2007
At least 22 Iraqis
were killed and 22 were wounded during violence that was extremely light
even for the Friday prayer day when few reporters are working. Also, two American
servicemembers died in separate incidents.
soldier was killed and another was wounded during an IED attack yesterday
in Baghdad. A Task Force Lightning soldier based in Salah ad Din province was
evacuated to Landstuh, Germany where the soldier
died of a non-combat-related illness.
In Baghdad, six
unidentified bodies were found dumped in several locations. Shelling wounded
three people in Rashid. No casualties were reported after gunmen placed
bombs around a mosque in al-Washash. Also, the body
of a Baghdad University professor was found a few hours after he was kidnapped.
women were killed in Mussayab when mortars fell on a residential neighborhood.
were discovered in Muwailha.
A convoy belonging to a deputy working
for Iraq’s prime minister came under attack in Kirkuk. A staff
member and a gunman were killed, another employee was wounded. In a separate
casualties were reported after gunmen bombed an oil pipeline southwest of
In Riyadh, the police chief’s convoy was attacked and two
guards were wounded.
A group of policemen, returning to Baghdad from
Samarra was attacked
in Dhuluiya. There is no word on the number of casualties. During evening
prayers, a bomb exploded underneath the pulpit of an iman who preaches against
and six others were wounded.
hostages were freed in Buhriz.
In Baquba, two
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a blast. A body
was discovered. Also, police defused
two explosive devices.
Four farmers were kidnapped
civilians were wounded and a Polish vehicle damaged during a series of bomb
explosions in Diwaniya.
gunmen were killed and three were wounded as they attempted to set a bomb
In Fallujah, two teenage suicide bombers were
before they could detonate their explosives.
U.S. forces killed
five suspects and detained two more in Tarmiyah and Baquba.
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are threatening
to attack Turkish pipelines if Turkey attacks their bases.
by Margaret Griffis