Updated at 12:20 a.m. EDT, Oct. 23, 2007
The Kurdistan Worker's
Party has asked
a skeptical Turkey for a cease fire. Overall, 111 Iraqis were killed and 75
were wounded during attacks that included a raid by Iraqi National Accord
In Baghdad, five
dumped bodies were found scattered in as many neighborhoods. A roadside bomb
killed four people and wounded
12 others in the Karrada district. In the Zaafaraniya suburb,
coordinated bombs killed three
people and wounded 11 more, including three policemen. An IED killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded two others in the al-Jamiaa neighborhood.
belonging to a driver working for an Iraqi journalist was found, the journalist
is missing. And, it was reported today that gunmen killed
an advisor to a senior Sunni politician on Thursday.
Also in the capital,
the Iraqi National Accord reported that 46
people were killed and 30 more wounded, including Accord members, during clashes
in the al-Fadl neighborhood. They claimed that the gunmen they were battling
were affiliated with al-Qaeda elements. The Accord has 25 seats in Parliament.
As police in Karbala conducted raids they were met with resistance. During
the ensuing clashes, seven
people were killed and 14 more were wounded. Also, 33 suspects were arrested.
A roadside bomb in Mosul killed
one policeman and wounded four others. Five
bodies, including one belonging to a female lawyer, were found. Also, three
Islamic State of Iraq members were arrested.
In a drive-by shooting in Kut, gunmen killed
a former member of the now-defunct Baath Party.
A local Sadr
official was found severely wounded just hours after being detained by police
engineer was gunned down in Iskandariya. Last night, two
men were killed during a roadside bombing.
A contractor was kidnapped
Two Mahdi Army leaders were arrested and one
of them was wounded during a raid in Diwaniya.
bodies were found in Kirkuk. Also, 25 gunmen were arrested
A mass grave containing 25
bodies was found in Anbar Province.
bodies, bearing gunshot wounds and torture marks, were found in Baquba.
The Iraqi police killed
three suspects and wounded 59 others in unspecified locations.
by Margaret Griffis