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November 13, 2007
Tuesday: 4 U.S. soldiers, 62 Iraqis Killed; 43 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:15 a.m. EST, Nov. 14, 2007

At least 62 Iraqis were killed and 43 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. Four U.S. soldiers were killed and four more were wounded in separate events as well. Also, the chief of police in Basra warned of the worsening security situation in the city; most of those attacks go unpublished.

Two MNF-North soldiers were killed and four more were wounded in Diyala province during an explosion. An MNC-I soldier was shot and killed in Mosul. Also, a soldier died yesterday of wounds received during a small arms attack in Baghdad.

In Baghdad, six unidentified bodies were found dumped throughout the city. A roadside bomb in Karrada left eight wounded, including three policemen. A car bomb in front of a mosque in al-Jadida wounded two people. Seven car bombs were confiscated in Adhamiya. A roadside bomb in New Baghdad left no casualties. A U.S. Humvee was damaged during an IED explosion. Also, Prime Minister al-Maliki hopes to end a months-long curfew and reopen closed streets thanks to a reduction in violence in the capital.

U.S and Iraqi forces launched a major battle against suspected al-Qaeda elements in the town of Adwaniya, south of Baghdad. About 15 gunmen were killed in the battle that began after gunmen fired mortars and attacked local security checkpoints.

In Mosul, a woman and a child were killed during a fire that erupted during a gun battle involving U.S. troops searching for a suspected al-Qaeda leader; the suspect was also killed. A policeman was gunned down in the al-Sada Bouaweiza neighborhood while, a medic was killed in al-Nour. Also, the body of a policeman, who was kidnapped earlier, was discovered in the Yarmouk district.

Gunmen in Hawija shot dead an Iraqi soldier.

In Riyadh, a roadside bomb wounded six policemen during an assassination attempt on a deputy police chief.

A police captain was killed and his wife was wounded when gunmen attacked them in their car in Kirkuk. In a separate incident, a policeman was also gunned down. Also, a body was found.

Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven others were injured during a roadside bombing west of Baquba. Also, a hostage was freed.

A roadside bomb in Mussayab killed two policemen and wounded two others.

A drive-by shooting in Kifl left one person dead.

In Jurf al-Sakhar, a roadside bomb killed two people and injured two more.

A roadside bomb near Samarra killed an Iraqi army colonel and wounded two bodyguards traveling in his convoy.

Three young men were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Muqdadiya.

An IED injured three people in Buhriz.

In Qadir Kam village, a family of five was slaughtered.

Three dumped bodies were found in Abu Saida.

In Mandali, a policeman and a civilian were killed, and two others were wounded in an explosion that was followed by small gunfire.

Three security guards were wounded during an assassination attempt on the police chief of Iskandariya. On the way to the hospital, the group was blasted by yet another explosion. One of the injured guards was killed and another person was wounded in that incident.

The Islamic Army of Iraq, now working with the Coalition, killed seven al-Qaeda suspects.

Two male gynecologists were reportedly killed last week in a campaign to rid the country of male doctors who treat women.

U.S. forces killed one suspect and arrested 14 others in northern Iraq. Nineteen suspects were detained in Kirkuk by Iraqi troops. Also, three people were arrested during a U.S.-forces raid on a mosque in Baghdad.

Also, Turkish forces resumed shelling of Iraqi border territory. Meanwhile, eight Turkish soldiers, who were captives of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) forces, have been jailed on a number of charges, including "disobeying orders." And, PKK rebels killed four Turkish soldiers and injured nine more in the Turkish province of Sirnak.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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