Updated at 11:52 p.m. EDT, Oct. 24, 2007
At least 46 Iraqis
were killed and 61 were wounded in the latest violence. Also, 34 PKK rebels
were killed when Turkish forces crossed the border into northern Iraq. Two
American servicemembers were killed in separate incidents.
mine explosion in Salah ad Din province, one
MND-North soldier was killed and three were wounded. One MNC-I
soldier was killed and five more were wounded during operations near Baiji.
Turkey began flying sorties and delivering troops inside Iraq. At
least 34 Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) rebels were reported killed
in the raids. There are also reports of shelling in the area. At least one village
near Dahuk was heavily
In Baghdad, simultaneous roadside bombs killed
at least nine people and wounded 25 more outside a mosque in the Jisr Diyala
area. In Qadissiya, a bomb targeting a commando patrol left three
wounded. A mortar shell in Zayouna wounded
two people. A bomb in Amiriya wounded
one person. Six
dumped bodies were recovered.
Also in the capital, the Sunni Accordance
Front (IAF), a political party which holds 44 parliamentary seats, reported that
Iraqi army troops raided their office in al-Adl. Three
guards were wounded during the incident, which is not the first of its kind
involving army troops. The IAF had been threatened in the past.
in Basra killed
two electrical workers and five policemen.
In Iskandariya, a
girl was killed
during random gunfire.
bearing gunshot and torture marks was found in Mahaweel.
soldiers reportedly shot
two girls dead and beat up their mother in Karbala.
in Hib Hib killed
three people and wounded 24 others.
In Kirkuk, a IED wounded
two security guards.
was found in Hawija.
a man and his two sons at their home in Zaghanya.
bodies were found near Baquba. Also, three
gunmen were killed when they tried to kidnap two people.
During a firefight
between gunmen and police in Hilla, a
child and two adults were killed.
Echo Base in Diwaniya was
once again attacked with Katyusha rockets; no
casualties were reported. Two trucks carrying what is believed to be smuggled
petrol products were seized.
Also, police raided the home of an al-Sadr movement member and arrested
U.S. Forces detained
21 gunmen in central and northern Iraq, while Iraqi forces killed
five suspects and arrested 48 more. Joint forces arrested
another 11 in Iskandariya. In Tal Afar, two suspects were arrested.
by Margaret Griffis