Wednesday: 83 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 61 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 6:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 29, 2006

Today, at least 83 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 61 were wounded in separate incidents across Iraq. Also, U.S. military sources reported on the death of an American soldier from "enemy action" in Anbar province. Another U.S. soldier was killed and a third GI wounded yesterday when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle in Salah ad Din province. The GI death toll for November now stands at 65 dead; however, the fate of a downed pilot in Anbar remains unconfirmed.

Meanwhile, Coalition forces reported killing eight suspected al Qaeda fighters and two women in Baquba, and Iraqi army soldiers killed three gunmen in unspecified locations in Iraq.

In Baghdad, although gunfire rang out in the city, bombs were the favored mode of attack today: A bomb targeting a police patrol as it passed near a crowded parking lot killed two people and wounded seven others. In the Shurta al Rabi’a neighborhood, a suicide car bomber killed one police commando and wounded seven others. One person was killed and eight others wounded in a car bomb attack in the Karrada district. And three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol at Uqba Bin Nafie road junction.

Other events in the capital included the recovery of 52 bodies in scattered locations; they were shot dead and many bore evidence of torture. Also, mortars fell near the health ministry building, wounding two civilians, and in Shula, injuring three more.

In Kirkuk, an assistant undersecretary for the Interior Ministry survived an assassination attempt. Ahmad Khalaf’s convoy was bombed while he was visiting relatives in the city. No casualties were reported.

A suicide car bomber killed one person and wounded 23 others in Mosul.

Southwest of Samarra, a car bomb killed four policemen and wounded six other people.

Five gunmen were killed during an attack on a police station in central Baquba.

In an unspecified town in Salah ad Din province, two policemen were killed and two others wounded in an attack on a police checkpoint.

And in Diwaniya, police found the body of a teacher who was kidnapped on Tuesday.


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.