Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, Nov. 2, 2007
At least 21 Iraqis
were killed and nine more were wounded during light violence. Near the Balad
air base, three
U.S. airmen were killed during combat operations. Also, one
Polish soldier was killed and three more were injured when a landmine
blasted their vehicle.
to the Interior Ministry at least 887 Iraqis were killed during October;
however, the Health Ministry placed
the number of dead unofficially at 1448 Iraqis. These figures include civilians,
police and soldiers. The Interior Ministry's death count is slightly higher than
the September figures but significantly lower than the previous month’s. In Basra
alone, 40 dumped bodies and 27 murders were counted
in October; these deaths were not reported in the Western media outlets.
An explosion in Ramadi wounded
Near Tuz Khormato, gunmen killed
one student and wounded another.
casualties were reported after gunmen bombed a bridge linking Udhaim
policemen were arrested in Hilla for facilitating armed attacks.
U.S. forces killed
10 suspects in unspecified locations in Salman Pak.
two bodies were
found in Amil and Jihad, while a third
body was found in Sadr City. Mortars in Binoog resulted in no
casualties. No casualties
were reported during two roadside bombings in Doura.
gunmen were killed in Rutba while a third
was killed just outside town.
In Basra, hundreds of Sadrists
a massive protest calling for an end to arrests and harassment.
dumped bodies were found in Mosul. Also, gunmen killed
one person and wounded five others.
At least one
other body belonging to a victim of sectarian violence was found in an unspecified
197 people from several jails after charges against them were dropped due to lack
Also, the Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration announced
that very few Iraqis were displaced over the last three months. In Diyala, 53
displaced families returned
Compiled by Margaret Griffis