Updated at 12:10 a.m. EST, Nov. 16, 2007
A day of otherwise light
violence was marred by a suicide bombing attack in Kirkuk that left over two dozen
killed or injured, many of them children. Overall, 22 people were killed or
found dead and 47 more were wounded throughout the country. Two U.S. soldiers
were also killed, and a Palestinian refugee stranded at a Iraq-Syria border
camp has died.
Also, two boys in an infamous Baghdad orphanage died
MND-North soldier was killed and four more were wounded during an explosion
yesterday in Diyala province. Another soldier
succumbed yesterday in San Antonio to wounds received in an IED attack
that took place in October.
bomber targeting police in Kirkuk killed
six people and wounded
24 others, including the head of the unit and several children. Also, an IED
six Iraqi soldiers on the highway to Baghdad.
six dumped corpses
were found. A female
principal was gunned down in Kadhimiya. Also, a roadside bomb injured
three on Nidhal Street. Two
people were wounded during a roadside bombing in Karrada. No
casualties were reported after mortars landed at the al-Jaza'er police
station. Also, cholera killed
two boys at an orphanage where U.S. and Iraqi soldiers found a number of malnourished
children last summer.
U.S. forces killed
an Iraqi civilian and wounded two others when they fired upon the car in a
bodies were found in Mandali.
of a 25-year-old woman was found in Mahaweel. She bore gunshot and
In Muqdadiya, gunmen attacked the home of a tribal
chief and kidnapped
his 13-year-old son.
Mortars targeting a U.S. base in Hilla wounded
four Iraqi policemen manning a checkpoint.
A new security plan was
people were wounded during a mortar attack in al-Ajeem.
Abass, a roadside bomb injured
was gunned down in Jalawla, while the body
of a businessman was found..
The British commander of forces in Basra
that attacks have decreased by 90% in the city since British troops retreated
to one base at the airport. Also, a police lieutenant was detained after he killed
two suspects being held in the murder of his brother.
U.S. forces detained
ten suspects in central Iraq. A suspected al-Qaeda leader was arrested,
and a weapons cache was found in Wassit province. Another weapons cache was found
in Baghdad. Eleven suspects were detained
Compiled by Margaret Griffis