Updated at 11:05 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2006
Several car bombs once again rocked the capital, while small attacks killed a number of people across the country today. Overall, at least 125 were killed or found dead and 96 people were injured in separate incidents. Also, the Department of Defense reported that an American soldier was killed by a roadside bomb yesterday in Mosul. The number of GI deaths stands at 48 for December.
In Baghdad, 21 dumped bodies were discovered. A pair of car bombs killed five people and wounded 10 at a market in the New Baghdad/Jadida district. Another car bomb near a mosque in the Kamaliya area killed 11 and wounded 27 others. Two were wounded when a fourth car bomb exploded near Yarmouk hospital, a common scene of violence. Several mortar rounds struck the Adil district, wounding 13, including six women and two children. In the al Wahda area, gunmen killed nine members of the same family. Also, 20 people were killed in a heavily Palestinian Baladiyat neighborhood.
In Riyadh, at least nine soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when two suicide truck bombers attacked an Iraqi army base.
The general secretary of Thar Allah party, Yousif Al Mosawi, survived an assassination attempt in Basra; a roadside bomb targeting his car wounded two of his guards instead.
Gunmen stormed the home of a Shi’ite family in al Hesna, killing four men, two women and three children.
One person was killed and three wounded by a roadside bomb near the city council of Jurf al-Sakhar.
In Kirkuk, police found a gunshot-riddled body, and a bomb on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway injured one person. At an army checkpoint just south of Kirkuk, a suicide car bomber killed five Iraqi soldiers and wounded 15 others. A roadside bomb in the al Wasati neighborhood killed one person and injured two others.
Gunmen wounded four soldiers when they attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint near Balad.
Four bodies were found in Fallujah; they were shot and bore evidence of torture.
In Mahmudiya, two bound and shot bodies were discovered.
In Baquba, five people were gunned down in separate incidents.
A small but revered Shi’ite shrine in Khanaquin was destroyed. No casualties were reported.
Three roadside bombs in Musayyib missed the police patrol they were targeting, but killed one civilian and injured a second one instead.
A woman was killed, three others injured, by a roadside bomb in Baiji.
Seven bodies that bore evidence of torture were found in Mosul.
Two militiamen were killed in Ramadi by Coalition Forces.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis