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November 25, 2007
Sunday: 1 U.S. Soldier, 37 Iraqis Killed; 64 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:50 p.m. EST, Nov. 25, 2007

A surge in bombings continues in Baghdad and Mosul. Overall, 37 Iraqis were killed and 64 more were injured in the latest attacks. Also, a U.S. soldier succumbed, on Thanksgiving Day, to wounds received in a roadside bombing earlier in November.

In Baghdad, five bodies were found dumped in as many neighborhoods throughout the city. A car bomb near the Health Ministry in Muadham left nine dead and 30 injured. A roadside bomb injured two civilians in Waziriya; when security forces arrived on the scene a second bomb killed one soldier and wounded six more. Also, a car bomb was defused in Zaafaraniya and mortars struck an American base in Baladiyat, but no casualties were reported in either incident. A bombing in a southeatern neighborhood blasted a truck carrying blast walls; two people were killed and six others were wounded.

Gunmen in Mosul killed a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP). Also, a roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol wounded six Iraqis instead.

In Fallujah, a policeman was wounded during an attack; his attackers were captured.

Gunmen killed an Iraqi security contractor in Basra. Also three dumped bodies were found. No casualties were reported during an attack on British troops. Also, a criminal courts employee was shot and killed.

In al-Munazla, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi patrol failed to harm anyone.

A civilian was wounded during an armed attack in Riyadh.

Gunmen injured a civilian in Hawija.

In Diyala, a roadside bomb killed one Iraqi and injured six more who work for the Iranian Mojahdi Khalq organization.

A suicide bomber killed on Iraqi soldier and wounded five others at an al-Zab checkpoint. Three soldiers are missing.

In Samarra, eight gunmen were killed after they opened fire on Coalition forces. Two more blew themselves up after they were ordered to exit their vehicle.

U.S. forces captured three suspects in Rashdiya and 24 more in other locations. A rogue Mahdi Army leader was arrested in Khalis. Eight were captured in Diyala. In Baghdad, 21 suspects were rounded-up. One Iraqi soldier was killed during security operations.

 

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