Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 4, 2006
Violence in Iraq took the lives of at least 68 and injured 202 Wednesday. Four US soldiers were killed by “indirect and small arms fire” in northwestern Baghdad. Earlier, two more American soldiers were reported to have died, one in Baghdad and one near Kirkuk, from small arms fire.
Several bombs were set off inside a shopping district within the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Camp Sara in Baghdad. During a ten-minute span, Sixteen were killed and 87 injured which included shoppers and first responders. Several cars were destroyed and a building collapsed due to the blasts.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, a car bomb killed one and injured four in the Doura district. In Wathiq square, a separate roadside bomb wounded a policeman. In the New Baghdad area, a bomb targeted Industry Minister Fawzi al-Hariris convoy. The minister was not hurt, but 14 were killed and 75 others were injured.
In Baquoba, gunmen killed two policemen and injured eight other people, including six policemen. The group was part of a police patrol.
Police in Muqdadiya reported that they killed 11 foreign fighters, including nine Syrians, a Saudi national and a Sudanese man.
In Mosul, mortars landed on an army recruitment center. Four were killed and eight wounded. Two bodies were also found; they were reportedly shot in the head.
Police found the bodies of four men, three near Tuz Khurmatu and one near Tikrit.
Gunmen killed a translator working for U.S. forces in Siniya.
In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi Army brigadiers vehicle, but he survived the assassination attempt.
In Ramadi, a car bomber rammed his vehicle into the entrance of a police station and wounded four. Elsewhere in town, a suicide truck bomber attacked the Iraqi army headquarters. He injured several people, but he was the only fatality.
Six policemen were killed and their chief, Brigadier Shaaban al-Obeidi, wounded when a roadside bomb struck their motorcade near Al-Baghdadi.
In Tal Afar, a suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi army and police checkpoint; three policemen, two soldiers and nine civilians were wounded.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis