Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 26, 2007
At least 48 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 29 others were wounded in the latest attacks,
while two American servicemembers were killed and seven more GIs were wounded
in separate incidents. The U.S. Consulate in Hilla came
under a mortar attack as well.
The DOD reported than an American
soldier was killed in Baiji during combat operations. An IED killed one
MND-B soldier and wounded four others in the capital. Also, another three
GIs were wounded during a bombing in Khalidiya.
An aide to Shi'ite
cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warned
that the cleric could end a cease-fire if U.S. and Iraqi troops do not quit harassing
his followers. The cease-fire is credited for a drop in the number of unidentified
bodies found dumped throughout Iraq. Also, aid groups are reporting
that the Iraqi army might be torturing children in their custody.
bodies were discovered in Mosul. Iraqi soldiers killed
two men who refused to stop at a checkpoint. A car bomb attack left no
casualties. Also, six
gunmen were killed yesterday during clashes with Iraqi soldiers.
bomber detonated his explosives near the offices of the 1920s Revolution Brigades
in Muqdadiyah. A female
passerby was killed and three other pedestrians were wounded. A Brigade
member was also hurt in the blast. In a separate incident near town, two
people were kille in a mortar attack.
Near Diwaniya in the town of
Dagghara, a roadside bomb killed
two policemen and wounded three others.
Near Buhriz, a bomb
killed a farmer
and wounded three others.
four people in central Hilla. The U.S. consulate and a police barracks
were among the targets.
Mortars in Khalis left four
wounded. Also, police and tribesmen repelled
an attack by suspected al-Qaeda linked operatives.
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing at the Shemit Bridge in al-Zab.
was wounded during an armed attack in Bani Saad.
a nurse outside the major hospital in Hawija.
bodies bearing blindfolds, handcuffs and gunshot wounds were found in Latifiya.
A roadside bomb wounded
two policemen on a highway near Kirkuk.
North of Baquba in Adhaim,
roadside bombs killed
six truck drivers and wounded five others during an attack on a convoy.
unidentified bodies were recovered in Baghdad.
In Bani Tameem,
a roadside bomb killed
bodies were found in Kut, including one fished out of the Tigris River.
U.S. forces killed
seven suspects and arrested 31 during operations in central and northern Iraq.
Coalition forces killed
another six and detained 22 others.
Also, Turkey continues
to attack PKK positions and ready for a major incursion into northern Iraq, while
Iraq, the U.S. and others push
for a diplomatic resolution. Meanwhile, residents of northern Iraq are leaving
their villages in fear of a possible invasion. Millions of Iraqis have already
by violence in other regions.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis