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November 7, 2007
Wednesday: 52 Iraqis Killed, 38 Wounded

Updated at 12:45 p.m EDT, Nov. 7, 2007

At least 52 Iraqis were killed or found dead 38 more were injured in the latest incidents, which include the discovery of yet another mass grave near Baquba. A suicide bomber also injured at least 20 people in Kirkuk. No Coalition servicemember deaths were reported.

A mass grave was found in Hashimiyat. Seventeen bodies in various states of decomposition were discovered in the area west of Baquba. Several mass graves have been found recently as security forces take control of new areas. The victims were possibly kidnapped at fake checkpoints.

In Kirkuk, a suicide bomber attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters and wounded at least 20 people. A mortar attack in a nearby village left three wounded. Also, two escorts were wounded during an assassination attempt on the police chief.

Two children were killed and four people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Suwayra. Also, gunmen attacked the home of an Iraqi soldier and killed him.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were recovered. Gunmen killed a female teacher during a drive-by shooting in Mansour; mortars in the same neighborhood caused material damage. In Doura, a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party was gunned down. Also, roadside bomb targeting U.S. vehicles struck Toubchi, Meshtal and twice in Doura with no casualties reported.

Near the Syrian border in Ba’aj, a car bomb injured two Iraqi soldiers.

A police department director in Mosul has escaped his eighth assassination attempt in three months on the job during a roadside bombing in Zubair. Four of his guards were injured.

In Dhuluiya, a clerk of the court was arrested for attempting to place at bomb at the court and is accused of involvement in a number of killings and attacks.

A beheaded corpse was found in Hilla.

In Wassit province, a roadside bomb killed two children on a farm road.

Two children were killed during a mortar attack in Diwaniyah. Their farther and two brothers were injured as well.

Iraqi forces killed 10 suspects and arrested 59 more in various locations throughout the country. Meanwhile, U.S. forces killed three and arrested nine others in northern and central Iraq. Iraqi troops back by U.S. forces killed five gunmen near Iskandariyah.

 

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