Violence in Iraq continued Monday into Tuesday, leaving at least 196 dead and 45 injured. Included in the totals are the death of an American GI and a British security worker. One U.S. soldier was also injured. Also, a mass kidnapping of 11 worshippers occurred in the capital.
An American soldier succumbed to wounds received from an explosive device in Tikrit. The family of a second soldier announced that their son had been wounded Saturday near Balad when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle.
British officials announced today the death of a security worker on Sunday. Although details have not been released, Richard Sedgley is said to have died from a roadside bomb blast.
In Baghdad, authorities discovered 110 more bodies throughout the city. They were shot to death and some bore evidence of torture. Gunmen also kidnapped 11 worshippers who were exiting a Sunni mosque. In the Sadr City section of Baghdad, Iraqi forces raided a home seeking a suspected bomb-maker. One person at the home was killed.
Also in the capital, a roadside bomb killed four and injured nine in the Azamiyah district. Bomb blasts in the Dura neighborhood, killed one policeman and injured four others. In a separate explosion in Dura, 10 bystanders were killed and four others were injured in an explosion outside a bakery. In the Yarmouk neighborhood, a roadside blast injured a policeman and six other people. Another roadside bomb, this time on Morocco Street, wounded two policemen. Two soldiers were blasted to death in the Seleikh neighborhood; seven others were wounded.
In Ramadi, a U.S. airstrike killed seven militiamen. According to military officials, U.S. troops had earlier come under
“extremely heavy fire” from the building housing the militiamen.
The brothers of a Baghdad police brigadier were found dead in Buhriz. Both were shot to death; one was found tied to a lamppost, the other lying in the street.
In Diwaniyah, battles between joint U.S./Iraqi forces and militiamen subsided, but not without the deaths of 11 militiamen near the Al Qaim mosque. An ousted member of Saddam Husseins Baath Party was assassinated, also in Diwaniyah
In Mosul, gunmen killed a police colonel and a civilian in separate drive-by shootings. Also, roadside bombs targeting police patrols instead wounded five civilians. Police also found three bodies in separate locations; one was beheaded.
A bus driver and three civilians were killed when explosions ripped through their bus convoy. The procession was carrying coffins through the town of Latifiyah.
Twelve people were killed in different parts of Baquba
At an American base in Dujail, one Iraqi worker was killed when gunmen fired upon him as he was leaving work.
In Amara, a policeman died from gunshot wounds.
In Kirkuk, gunmen killed two policemen.
A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed two policemen outside Mussayab.
In Mahaweel, a roadside bomb injured a man.
Near Falluja, police found the shot and tortured bodies of four.
Two shooting victims were discovered in Khalis.
In Balad, gunmen attacked a car belonging to a senior Iraqi officer. One bodyguard was killed.
Gunmen killed three and wounded one person in Ishaqi.
In Tal Afar, police discovered four bodies.
A roadside bomb in Rasheed killed two police officers and wounded four others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis