Wednesday: 34 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 20 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Jan. 3, 2007

Iraq, especially Baghdad, remains remarkably quiet as the Eid al-Adha holiday draws to an end, but at least 34 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 20 were wounded. Also, U.S. military authorities today reported that an American soldier was killed when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle just south of the capital on Sunday, and the Dept. of Defense announced that another soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Saturday.

In other Coalition news reported today, troops conducting raids in Ramadi wounded an armed man and detained 22 others. During a separate raid in Baghdad, Coalition forces were able to free two kidnap victims. Also, when a woman and five children were injured during a mortar attack yesterday in Ramadi, Coalition forces tended to their wounds.

In Baghdad, 27 unidentified bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods. A car bomb in the Mansour district wounded one person. Two other car bombs in the Karrada district resulted in no casualties. Nine people were injured when mortars fell on the al Shoala neighborhood. Also, the death of a Sunni cheif in Baghdad was reported today: Sheik Hamed Mohammed Suhail, 75, was kidnapped from a funeral on Monday and then thrown from a rooftop to his death. He belonged to the powerful Tamim tribe which has both Sunni and Shi’ite members.

Two bodies, one belonging to a policeman, were found in Mosul.

Gunmen killed two former members of the Baath Party near Hilla.

A body was discovered in Kirkuk. West of the city, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi Army patrol killed one soldier and wounded three more.


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.