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October 17, 2008
Friday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 21 Wounded

Updated at 5:14 p.m., Oct. 17, 2008

At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 21 more were wounded during light violence on the prayer day. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, Iran and Turkey bombed separate targets in Sulaimaniyah province.

In Baghdad, as many as three people were killed and seven more were wounded during a roadside bomb blast near a mosque in Shabb.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb blast killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded four others. Another blast left five wounded. A third bomb killed one civilian and wounded a second.

The body of a pregnant woman was discovered in Kut. She was shot to death. Gunmen shot and wounded a tribal leader. Separately, a suspect was arrested.

Two teenage boys were found stabbed to death in Diwaniya. They may have been victims of clan warfare.

Gunmen in Chamchamal killed a guard working at a driving school.

Police in Iskandariya discovered explosives inside a mosque. Eight suspects were arrested nearby.

U.S. forces killed two suspected "special groups" members. The term "special groups" refers to Iraq-backed militia.

A suspected female suicide bomber was detained in Baquba. Separately, another suspected was captured. Also, a large weapons cache was found outside of town.

Three policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing in Saqlawiya.

In Fallujah, a gunmen was planting a bomb outside the home of a sheikh. Both were killed when the gunman detonated the bomb.

Gunmen killed a man in Amara. The man is suspected of having previously killed thre policemen.

In Abu Saida, police discovered a weapons cache and arrested a suspected female suicide bomber.

A suspect was detained in Muqdadiya.

Iraqi forces detained 10 suspects.

Eight gunmen were detained in Babel province.

Turkish forces claimed to have killed four Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK) suspects during air strikes in the Qandil Mountains. They also said that 35 rebels were killed in recent clashes. Casualty figures from this area are considered unreliable. Meanwhile, Iranian forces shelled areas near their border for the second day in a row. Both countries are after Kurdish separatists, who stage attacks from inside Iraq. The Party Of Free Life In Kurdistan (PJAK) is a PKK offshoot, which targets Iran in particular. The PJAK were blamed for the deaths of three Iranian guards this week.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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