Sunday Violence Leaves 94 Iraqis Dead; 8 US Troops Dead in Weekend Attacks

Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 15, 2006

In today’s news from Iraq, at least 94 Iraqis died or were reported dead. Another 89 were injured in violent acts throughout the country. Also, two Marines died today in Anbar Province, three American soldiers died yesterday near Baghdad, and a Multi-National Division soldier reportedly died Friday night, also near Baghdad.

U.S. officials announced that two Marines died from enemy action today in Anbar Province. Three more U.S. soldiers died on Saturday, and a Multi-National Division-Baghdad soldier died Friday night. The three were killed in a roadside bombing south of Baghdad, and the MND soldier died in a separate incident near the capital. This brings the weekend total up to eight American deaths. A Marine and an airman were also killed in separate incidents reported yesterday.

In the Capital this morning, Interior Ministry undersecretary Hala Shakir Salim survived a roadside bomb attack; however, three bodyguards and four bystanders were killed. The Ministry runs the Iraqi police forces. A separate bomb attack on a passing convoy of security contractors killed two. Another roadside bomb wounded two civilians in eastern Baghdad. A separate roadside bomb killed one and injured two in the Amil district. Also, bomb blast on Ghadir Street injured five.

In Kirkuk, there were at least six bomb blasts, including one at the all-girls al-Mallimin high school. There, suicide bomber detonated bombs strapped to his body; ten people, including two girls, were killed. A different suicide bomber targeted the Facilities Protection Service’s convoy; five were killed and ten were wounded in that attack. Another suicide bomber detonated his cargo in a marketplace in a southern part of the city; three were killed and eight injured. Early estimates place the total number of wounded at more than 70.

In Balad, 20 more bodies were found in addition to the 26 found yesterday. They are believed to be in retaliation for the murder of 17 Shi’ites on Friday.

In Mosul, gunmen stormed a home. A married couple and their two sons were killed. Their two daughters-in-law were injured. In a separate home invasion, three women and two men were killed. Gunmen also killed a policeman.

Gunmen stormed a home in Latifiya, killing a Shi’ite family of eight. Among the dead were two children, three women and three men.

A policeman was killed in Suwayra, and two more bodies were fished out of the Tigris River there.

In the old bazaar in Basra, a bomb injured three people.

Near Falluja, four tortured and shot bodies were found.

In Kut, clashes between gunmen and police, left three officers wounded. Later, a civilian was found dead in the same neighborhood.

At Tal Afar, a man wearing a bomb vest detonated himself near a group of policemen; five were killed, including three officers.

Near the Syrian border in Qaim, a man wearing a bomb-laden belt killed eight at a marketplace.

Several incidents took place in Baquba, resulting in seven deaths. Two others were also injured. Included in the tally are the deaths of two resident Egyptians, who were shot by gunmen in the al-Tahrir district, and an Iraqi army officer. Two brothers were injured as they transported goods across town.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis


Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.