Thursday, October 04, 2007

Weekly Casualty Lists: Week 40

Groups: MFN-Iraq, MNF-Afghan, Iraqi Civilian Casualties Est, Journalists (Iraq)

August wounded: 558 [a new section for wounded forthcoming]

note: some weekly events from Afghanistan are now collated, but those killed are not yet added to the weekly counts.


-------Name, AgeSrv BranchHometown

Rank, Unit

Location; Circumstance of Death

Herman J. Murkerson Jr., 35U.S. MarineAdger, AL
Gunnery Sergeant, Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Ex
Al Anbar Province; 01-Oct-07; Hostile - hostile fire

Chirasak Vidhyarkorn, 32U.S. ArmyQueens, NY
Specialist, 2nd Battalion, 142nd Field Artillery Regiment
Diwaniyah; 02-Oct-07; Non-hostile

Randell Olguin, 24U.S. ArmyRalls, TX
Sergeant, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment
Baghdad; 30-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

Name Not Released YetU.S. Armyn.a.
Not reported yet, Multi-National Division - Baghdad
Baghdad (eastern part); 30-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

James D. Doster, 37U.S. ArmyPine Bluff, AR
Sergeant 1st Class, 2nd BN, 16th Infantry Reg, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
Baghdad (eastern part); 29-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - IED, small arms fire

Robert T. Ayres Iii, 23U.S. ArmyLos Angeles, CA
Sergeant, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment
Baghdad (southern part); 29-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

Donnie D. Dixon, 37U.S. ArmyMiami, FL
Staff Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Baloor (near Muqdadiyah); 29-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire

Randy L. Johnson, 34U.S. ArmyWashington, DC
Sergeant 1st Class, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment
Baghdad; 27-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack


------Name, AgeSrv BranchCountry

Rank, Unit

Location; Circumstance of Death
Mark R. Cannon, 31Not reported yetLubbock, TX
Petty Officer 3rd Class, 3rd Marine Reg, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force,
Kunar Province; 02-Oct-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
Zachary D. Tellier, 31U.S. ArmyCharlotte, NC
Sergeant, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Reg, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
Firebase Wilderness; 29-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
Mathew D. Taylor, 21U.S. ArmyCameron Park, CA
Private 1st Class, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
San Antonio, Texas (wounded in Sarobi District); 26-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
Thorbjørn Ole Reese, 22Royal Danish ArmyVajle-Denmark
Konstabel, Royal Life Guards
Upper Gereshk Valley - Helmand province; 26-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - firefight
Mikkel Keil Sørensen, 24Royal Danish ArmyVilsund-Denmark
Konstabel, Royal Life Guards
Upper Gereshk Valley - Helmand province; 26-Sep-07; Hostile - hostile fire - firefight


Counted Civilian Casualties: 338
Counted bodies found: 96
Tuesday 2 October: 49 dead
Afghanistan:A Taliban suicide bomber killed 13 and wounded 10 in an attack on a bus in Kabul. Eight police, a woman, and her baby were killed in the attack, which was the second major suicide bombing in Kabul in four days.
Baghdad: roadside bomb, Salman Bak; roadside bomb, Karrada; roadside bomb Rashid; roadside bomb, Zaafaraniya; bombs kill 9 in total; 9 bodies.
Khalis: suicide bomber explodes car at checkpoint, kills 6, including a child.
Wihda: gunmen shoot dead father and son.
Suwayra: primary school teacher shot dead.
Hawija: clashes between gunmen and police kill 2 civilians.
Baquba: gunmen kill parents with their daughter.
Iskandariya: doctor is shot dead in his car.
Tuz Khurmato: the 2 bodies of brothers found.
Kirkuk: police find 5 bodies.
Mosul: 2 bodies found in car.
Monday 1 October: 30 dead
Afghanistan:The Taliban murdered a 15-year-old boy for possessing US money; the Taliban stuffed the bills in his mouth and hung him from a tree.
Baghdad: roadside bomb kills 2, southern Baghdad; gunmen kill contractor, al-Nahda; 11 bodies.
Mosul: suicide car bomber kills professor; 2 bodies.
Kirkuk: 4 bodies.
Mahaweel: 2 bodies.
Baquba: gunmen attack home, kill 3 family members.
Sunday 30 September: 35 dead
Baghdad: 1 farmer killed by gunmen south of the capital; 5 bodies.
Mosul: politician killed along with 3 bodyguards; gunmen kill 2 policemen; 2 shot dead in market; 11 bodies found.
Al-Uhaymer: 7 bodies found and taken to Baquba morgue.
Haswa: 3 bodies.
Saturday 29 September: 40 dead
Afghanistan:A Taliban suicide bomber killed 27 Afghan soldiers and wounded 21 in an attack on a bus in Kabul.
Baghdad: civilian killed in clashes between gunmen and Iraqi soldiers, Fadhil; gunmen kill civilian, Mansour; mortar kills civilian, Abu Dshir; roadside bomb kills 2, New Baghdad; 4 bodies.
Hamdaniya: car bomb kills 6, 5 of them policemen.
Mosul: 3 Imams killed in separate incidents; shiekh dies in drive-by shooting; 2 women and a man killed in drive-by shooting.
Al-Mazra: suicide car bomber kills 3 civilians.
Samarra: Iraqi soldiers hand 9 bodies over to hospital -the bodies had been given to them by US soldiers.
Buhriz: 2 bodies.
Friday 28 September: 49 dead
Baghdad: 13 (4 of them children) killed in US air raid, Doura; 5 bodies.
Saadiya: gunmen shoot dead 6 people in cafe.
Jaara: gunmen attack village, kill 15.
Khalis: 4 bodies.
Diwaniya: kidnapped policeman found tortured and killed.
Hilla: 2 men killed by unknown gunmen.
Mosul: mortars kill journalist.
Thursday 27 September: 31 dead
Baghdad: roadside bomb kills woman, Sinaa street; car bomb kills 2, New Baghdad; 7 young men playing a traditional Ramadan game called mihaidis, in which teams try to find a hidden ring, killed in US air strike, Abu Dshir; 9 bodies. Insurgents murdered a Sunni Iraqi police lieutenant and his wife in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood.
Mosul: gunmen kill policeman and former army officer in separate incidents.
Falluja: policeman is killed during attack on checkpoint.
Ramadi: policeman is killed when patrol is attacked.
Nassiriya: 2 policeman are killed by roadside bomb.
Kirkuk: roadside bomb kills policeman.
Wednesday 26 September: 104 dead
Afghanistan:A suicide bomber killed five police in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province.
Baghdad: car bombs kill 32, Bayaa; parliament official shot dead, Zayuna; 7 bodies.
Shirqat: car bomb kills 6; car bomb near police patrol kills 2 policemen.
Um al-Diban: suicide car bomber attacks tribal leader's house killing 10.
Mosul: car bomb kills 3; suicide car bomber attacks court under construction, killing 3 construction workers; suicide bomber kills 3.
Basra: roadside bomb kills 5 worshippers outside mosque; police captain is shot dead; 2 bodies.
Hilla: 10 die in US air raid -US forces shell the house of Daham Kazem al-Jenabi, killing 5 women and 4 children, while a later air raid kills Imam Hassan Mohammed Aboud al-Jenabi inside a mosque.
Kanaan: gunmen raid house, kill father and 4 sons.
Diyala: family of 5 kidnapped the previous day at fake checkpoint is found bound and shot dead An al Qaeda suicide bomber killed 24 members of a joint Shia-Sunni tribal meeting in Shifta in Diyala province; 37 were wounded, including the governor.
Baquba: 3-year-old Mahmoud Modher is found strangled to death three days after being abducted.


Abdul-Khaliq Nasir28-Sep-07
a 50-year-old journalist visiting his brother in the Bab al-Baidh neighborhood in central Mosul was killed about 9:30 a.m. when he was caught in a mortar attack. Abdul-Khaliq Nasir, who worked for Um al-Rabyain, a local newspaper, until it ceased operations about six months ago because of security concerns, was married and had three children.

src: MNF-I, MNF-A, journalists from; Iraqi Civiilan:; Afghan events from Bill Roggio, other sources

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