Updated at 11:35 p.m. EST, Dec. 5, 2006
Attacks in Baghdad and an intense battle in Ramadi easily brought today’s tally to 191 Iraqis killed or found dead and 91 injured. Also, one U.S. soldier was killed and five more wounded when militiamen attacked their patrol in Baghdad. In Diyala province, another U.S soldier was killed and another GI injured when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle. And a third American soldier died after his vehicle rolled over during an accident near Talil.
Baghdad was the site of several attacks today: In the Bayaa district, a fuel station was the target of three car bombs that killed 16 people and wounded 25 others. A pair of car bombs killed five and wounded 12 in the Amil district. A roadside bomb blasted an Iraqi army convoy in the Yarmouk district, killing two and wounding four. A police patrol in Karrada was targeted by a roadside bomb; two policemen and two civilians were injured.
Also in the capital , two mortar rounds fell on a market in northern district; two were killed and five injured there. Another two people were killed and 10 more injured when mortars landed on a popular market in the Qahira neighborhood. Also in Qahira, gunmen attacked a minibus carrying members of the Shia Endowment group, killing 15 of them and wounding seven. Another attack, this one on a group of police recruits killed seven and wounded 12 others. At least 60 bodies were discovered throughout the capital. Four more were found in the Tigris River south of town.
In Ramadi, Iraqi troops and police killed 63 militiamen during a two-hour battle.
In Kirkuk, the body of an abducted policeman was found buried inside a house. Two kidnappers were arrested.
In Khalis, two policemen were killed and three civilians were injured when a car bomb exploded near a group of policemen transferring detainees to the hospital. Gunmen fired on a pick-up truck, killing three employees of a private company and wounding six people. A man was killed in the al Aumal area, and three bodies were turned in to the morgue.
Two women were shot in the chest in Muqdadiya, but their status is unknown.
And in the Diyala province, gunmen killed a man and a woman in a car.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis