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
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
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
bodyguard was killed and a second one was wounded. During a separate shooting,
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.
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.
casualties were reported during an assassination attempt on the mayor of al-Ratba.
body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Diwaniya.
a checkpoint in Yaiji, killing
a policemen and injuring two others.
was wounded during a shooting in Iskandariyah.
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.
by Margaret Griffis