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October 31, 2007
Wednesday: 94 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded

Updated at 1:00 a.m. EDT, Nov. 1, 2007

At least 94 Iraqis were killed and 20 others were wounded during a mostly quiet Wednesday. Many of the dead were killed during security raids. No Coalition troops were reported killed.

In Basra, the British confirmed that the handover of security operations to the Iraqis will be completed by December. Troops have removed themselves from most of Basra already, even though they admit that the level of violence is unacceptable.

U.S. forces killed three Iraqi police officers and injured a fourth in Salman Pak during yet another air strike gone awry. The incident happend when helicopter were called into to support a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation that had received small arms fire.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were found dumped mostly in western neighborhoods. A car bomb killed one person and wounded three others in the Allawi district; a bombing occurred there yesterday as well.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a civilian in the Muthanna area. In Arabi, a bomb wounded a civilian. Also, eight bodies, including those belonging to three policemen, were found shot and burned in two neighborhoods.

Gunmen attempted to assassinate a judge in Kirkuk; one bodyguard was killed and a second one was wounded. During a separate shooting, an intelligence officer, his wife, and his son were wounded. Three family members were killed in a U.S. raid on their home. Also, a man and his two children were wounded during a drive-by shooting yesterday.

On a highway between Kirkuk and Mosul, a tribal leader was killed and three companions were wounded during an armed attack. The tribal leader is involved with fighting against al-Qaeda.

A policeman and an off-duty soldier were killed and a civilian was wounded during a roadside bombing in Tuz Khormato.

A roadside bomb in al-Azim killed two policemen and injured a third one.

No casualties were reported during an assassination attempt on the mayor of al-Ratba.

A decayed body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Diwaniya.

Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Yaiji, killing a policemen and injuring two others.

A policeman was wounded during a shooting in Iskandariyah.

U.S. forces killed three suspects in Kirkuk and 10 others in different parts of Iraq; another 44 were detained. Also, a U.S. soldier was wounded during a security operation. Also, a total of 51 suspects were killed in Baghdad last week.

Also, Iraq is saying that it is curbing Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) movements within its territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. admits it is giving Turkey information on PKK rebels in Iraq.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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