Friday: 5 GIs, 62 Iraqis Killed; 2 GIs, 20 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 10, 2006

So far today, 62 Iraqis have been killed or found dead and another 20 wounded throughout the country. Thanks in part to a regular curfew set in place to protect religious observers, violence in Iraq generally tapers off on Fridays, which is the Muslim day of prayer. Also, the U.S. military reported that five American servicemembers were killed and another two injured in separate events: One Marine died Thursday from wounds received in Anbar Province and another Marine died today of causes unrelated to combat. Yesterday, Two American MPs were killed and another soldier injured by a roadside bomb in western Baghdad. In Haditha today, a U.S. soldier was killed and another injured when their truck was blasted by a roadside bomb. This brings the November tally of U.S. dead to 26.

At least 33 bodies were found in unspecified locations. Most of them were victims of sectarian violence.

The Iraqi defense ministry reported the death of an al Qaeda leader and his aide in Rawah.

In Tal Afar, a suicide car bomber drove into an army checkpoint. At least six Iraqi soldiers were killed and 18 others wounded, including 10 soldiers.

Gunmen stormed two homes in Kwerisha village and kidnapped 14 people. Their bodies were later found dumped in a field.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk blasted an Iraqi patrol. Two soldiers were wounded. In the al Nasr neighborhood, gunmen killed an Iraqi army soldier.

In Diwaniya, a former member of the Baath party was shot dead.

Police recovered the body of a woman found floating in the Tigris River at Mosul, while gunmen elsewhere in town killed Ali Akram Saeed Mahdi, the Imam of the Mulla Saeed mosque.

Near Baqouba, gunmen killed three members of one family.

A police lieutenant colonel was abducted in a northern area of Baghdad.


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.