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November 19, 2007
Monday: 2 GIs, 43 Iraqis Killed; 28 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 1:15 a.m. EST, Nov. 20, 2007

At least 43 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 28 others were wounded on a day marked by the multiple discoveries of dumped corpses throughout the country. Another controversial incident involving foreign security personnel shooting an Iraqi civilian occurred in Baghdad. A possible second incident happened near Hilla. Also, two Coalition deaths were reported.

The DOD announced the death of an airman from injuries sustained during a vehicle accident. Also, an IED killed a soldier in Baghdad last Wednesday.

In Baghdad, three unidentified bodies were recovered. A bomb near a minibus in Baladiyat killed one person and wounded seven others. Three people were injured during a roadside bombing on Palestine Street. A roadside bomb in Bayaa wounded five people. A bomb at al-Sakhra injured two people. A TV reporter was released by his abductors and is in good heath.

Also in Baghdad, a convoy of security personnel fired upon and wounded a woman in the Karrada district. Angry bystanders threw rocks at the convoy following the incident. At least 43 people, mostly foreigners, in the convoy were arrested, but the actual shooter was unidentified.

A Katyusha rocket struck a home in western Basra, killing five children and their mother. Two more children were wounded.

The bodies of five policemen were discovered in Tikrit.

Two bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra. They bore signs of torture.

In Kut, the body of a three-year-old boy was recovered from the Djila River.

A car bomb wounded five people, including two children, near a policeman’s home in Baiji.

Last night, a corpse was discovered in Iskandariya. The victim had been shot in the head.

A decomposed body was found in Latifiya.

In Baquba, three policemen were killed during an attack on a Zaghaniya neighborhood police station. Also, three dumped bodies were found east of the city.

Residents of Karbala were warned not to pick up "weird" objects.

Four bombs were defused in Amara.

In Hilla, no injuries were reported during a roadside bomb attack against a convoy carrying an adviser to Prime Minister al-Maliki. North of town, a U.S. patrol killed a civilian man and injured his wife as they rode in their car.

A drive-by shooting at a police checkpoint in Mosul left one policeman dead and two more wounded.

A body was found in the Tigris River at Dhuluiya.

The Iraqi army killed six suspects and detained 69 others in different locations. A suspect was killed in Baquba. In Mosul, 35 were arrested. Security forces detained 73 more in Diwaniya and found a large cache of weapons. Eight suspects were killed and a site containing human remains was found in Abu Saida. Also, four more suspects were arrested in Babel. Meahwhile, 11 captives in Karbala were released because they were innocent of charges.

 

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