Monday: 89 Iraqis Killed, 10 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:15 p.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2006

At least 89 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 10 were wounded in violent attacks. Also, the weekend death toll for U.S. servicemembers grew by at least four when a U.S. helicopter made an emergency water landing in Anbar province. Those deaths are included in Sunday’s tally.

In military news, U.S. forces killed two militiamen during a morning raid in Baghdad. Marines on foot patrol were attacked in Hasa, but no casualties were reported. A British army base was shelled, but no casualties were reported there either. The Iraqi army killed a militiaman in an unspecified location. And the town of Siniya has been sealed off by U.S. forces trying to quash a militia takeover of the city.

In Baghdad, at least 52 unidentified bodies were recovered between sunset Sunday to sunset Monday; many bore the usual gunshot wounds and torture marks attributed to sectarian death squads. Gunmen shot dead Nabil al Dulaimi, who worked for the Dijla radio station. Also, Iraqi police thwarted an attempt to kidnap assistant dean Abdulsalam Al-Samer in the Doura neighborhood; four kidnappers were killed during the rescue. And a five-year-old girl was killed during an attack on Coalition and police forces in the Doura neighborhood.

In Baquba, three agricultural engineers and their driver were killed in a drive-by shooting.

A man and woman were shot dead in Khalis.

In Mosul, gunmen killed four policemen. In a separate incident, a suicide bomber wounded five civilians as well as killing himself during an attack on a U.S. convoy. And seven bodies were turned in at the Mosul hospital.

A body was found shot dead and bearing torture marks in Mahaweel.

In Ramadi, a policeman was shot dead.

Two boys, ages 10 and 15, were wounded in Haditha during a clash between militiamen and coalition forces on Sunday, said authorities today.

An Iman was kidnapped from a Sunni mosque in the town of Yathrib.

In Siniya, where U.S. forces have sealed off the city, and Iraqi soldier opened fire on a group of protesters who had gathered at a military checkpoint; three were wounded.

And eight bodies were found in Diyala province.


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.