Updated at 12:59 a.m. EST, Nov. 29, 2006
As media outlets in the United States debated today over which terms to use to describe the violent situation in Iraq, 76 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 100 wounded. Also, a U.S. Marine was reported killed and the death of an American pilot remains unconfirmed.
The U.S. military reported today that a Marine was killed in combat on Monday in Anbar province. However, the American pilot whose plane crashed in Anbar yesterday still has not been found. Although witnesses claimed to have seen a body, it was missing when U.S. forces arrived to investigate. In Ramadi, five girls and another Iraqi died during a clash between U.S. forces and gunmen; another girl was injured. Also, an Interior Ministry source reported that U.S. forces had raided a mosque in Baghdad’s Doura neighborhood and wounded four gunmen.
In Kirkuk, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest while standing next to a convoy carrying the provincial governor. One passerby was killed and another 19 people were injured. In a separate incident, a civilian was injured when a bomb blew up in a central neighborhood.
Gunmen killed two people near a government office and three people near a garage in central Baquba. A policeman was also shot dead in the Tahrir neighborhood, and a civilian was killed in the Muhandiseen area. Six people were also wounded in scattered parts of the city.
Three people were killed and four injured when a roadside bomb exploded in Balad Ruz.
A roadside bomb wounded two police officers in Mosul.
Two policemen were injured when they entered a booby-trapped house in Tal Afar.
And, in Mahmudiya, gunmen attacking a water treatment plant killed five employees.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis