Updated at 11:15 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21, 2007
At least 78 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 83 more were wounded in the latest violence.
Most of the casualties occurred during a U.S. raid in Sadr City. During incidents
at the Turkish border, another 49 people were killed and 24 more were wounded.
No Coalition troops were reported killed.
A major incident occurred in
the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. A U.S. forces raid targeting a suspect
believed to be kidnapping cell leader resulted in the deaths of dozens of people.
U.S. authorities said a total of 49
gunmen were killed during the raid and subsequent air strikes. Police and
hospital spokespeople reported that as many as 13
civilians were killed and 69 more were injured. Two toddlers were among the
In developments near the Turkish border, clashes between Kurdish
rebels and Turkish troops left
at least 17 Turkish troops dead and 16 wounded. The rebels claim
to have taken several hostages, while Turkish authorities say
that 32 rebels were killed. Ten soldiers are missing.
A landmine killed
one person and wounded eight others on a minibus. Also, the Turkish military continues
to shell border areas in Iraq.
Meanwhile, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani,
who is Kurdish, called
on the rebels in Turkey to disarm. And, the leader of the Kurdish Autonomous Region
they reserved the right to defend themselves, but would not take part in the current
conflict at the border.
In Baghdad, four
decomposed bodies were found buried in Amiriya overnight, and two
more bodies were found today. A gunman
was killed and two suspects were arrested during an U.S. forces raid in New
In Mosul, two
policemen were killed and two more were wounded during clashes with gunmen.
A former Iraqi
army officer was killed in an armed attack. Gunmen killed
a cement factory employee on his way to work and a sports
coach. Also, two Catholics priests were freed after a week in capti; they
had been treated as guests by their abductors.
policemen were killed and four were wounded during a suicide car bombing at
a checkpoint in Fallujah.
Shelling at an Iraqi army base in Karbala
dead and four wounded. Also, 35 people were arrested.
Gunmen in al-Bu Aziz killed
a notable sheikh and wounded four others.
Compiled by Margaret