Updated at 10:45 p.m. EDT, Oct. 27, 2007
in the U.S. called for an end to the war, at least 68 Iraqis were killed or
found dead and 38 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. One U.S.
servicemember was also killed in Salah ad Din province. Eight people,
including a police chief, were kidnapped in Muqdadiya. Also, 100 Iraqi army
servicemembers were poisoned during breakfast in Baghdad.
decomposing corpses in a field west of Baquba.
were killed and 13 more were wounded during a bombing in the Jisr Diyala area.
Four unidentified bodies were found dumped in as many locations. Also, over 100
Iraqi troops were poisoned
during breakfast this morning; the origin of the poisoning is unknown.
During clashes between the Islamic State in Iraq and security forces near Samarra,
Iraqi and three foreign fighters were killed.
A roadside bomb between
Iskandariya and Asiriya left one
policeman dead and six others wounded.
In Kirkuk, a roadside
one policeman and injured five others. Last night, one
policeman was killed and three others were injured by a roadside bomb downtown;
a half hour later, another bomb injured
four policemen and a civlilian.
chief and seven bodyguards were kidnapped from an army checkpoint in Muqdadiya.
Thirteen people were later arrested at the checkpoint, but the chief has not been
heard from. In a separate incident yesterday, when a citizen's group entered a
residence, an occupant detonated a suicide bomb killing
gunman and one of the members of the citzen's group were wounded.
In Khalis, a Sunni
cleric and imam was gunned down.
policemen were killed in Zanbour village. When first responders arrived,
gunmen attacked them, killing two
bodies were found in the Tigris River in Suwayra.
gunmen shot and killed
In Diyala province, two
people were killed in a roadside bombing and three
more were killed during shelling.
was found inside an abandoned car in Riyadh.
In Mosul, gunmen
first assassinated a
member of the Iraqi Islamic Party and then killed
three people trying to retrieve the body. Also, the provincial governor escaped
an assassination attempt unharmed.
Shelling in al-Dulab left two
In Balad Ruz, a policeman
was critically wounded during an armed attack.
During a raid north
of Baghdad, U.S. troops killed
two gunmen during an operation focused on the capture of a rogue militia leader.
Fifteen gunmen were detained.
Nine suspects were arrested
in northern Babel, while seven were detained
in southern Baghdad and nine more were captured
Also, Turkey resumed
minor operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) after talks failed.
Meanwhile, the president of the Kurd region of Iraq reiterated
that they will not be involved in an all-out war between the PKK and Turkey.
by Margaret Griffis