Updated at 11:05 p.m EST, Nov. 17, 2007
Reports have once again
surfaced concerning U.S. troops firing upon Iraqi civilians. This time, a controversial
event happened near the capital of the Muthanna province. Overall, 33 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and 61 were wounded throughout the country. Four
U.S. soldiers were killed as well.
U.S. soldiers were killed during a suicide vest attack in Baquba that
also left three
people dead and seven others injured, mostly children, near a football field.
Also, a soldier
died in a non-combat accident on Friday.
The governor of Muthanna
province reported that U.S. troops fired upon civilians in al-Rumeitha.
Six people were
wounded, including policemen. Witnesses said that the attack was unjustified.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were found. Ten
people were killed and 21 more were wounded in the Karrada district
when a bomb targeting a finance ministry advisor was detonated. A bomb wounded
three civilians at a petrol station in Adhamiya. In Amin, a
roadside bomb injured
two people. Three
people were wounded during a roadside bombing in the Kasra neighborhood.
Mortars in Adhamiya injured
no one. Mortars also failed
to cause casualties in Rustumiya.
Also in the capital, a U.S. helicopter
a bomb on a truck carrying a rocket launcher in the Obeidi neighborhood,
shortly after a U.S. outpost in Shaab reported
coming under mortar fire. No
casualties were reported after a roadside bomb blasted an American patrol.
In Mosul, three
people were killed and 16 others were wounded when a car bomb was detonated
as a police patrol passed by it. Also, five
dumped bodies were discovered; one belonged to a police captain.
Tikrit, a bomb killed
a policeman and a soldier while injuring a third person as they were trying
to defuse it.
Iin Baquba, two
more civilians were injured during an IED attack in a northern neighborhood.
Two brothers were kidnapped
from their home in Riyadh.
South of the capital, U.S. helicopters
killed two men
suspected of planting a roadside bomb.
An IED in Basra’s al-Zubair
neighborhood targeted a British patrol but left no
casualties. A policeman
was injured during an attack on a training center.
The Iraqi army
killed four suspects
and arrested 63 others in different locations. Six gunmen were arrested
and a large cache of weapons was confiscated in Anbar province. Also, a
Mahdi army leader was detained
in Baquba. Eight suspects were captured
in Baghdad. Also, 47 were arrested
Compiled by Margaret Griffis