Updated at 11:58 a.m. EST, Nov. 13, 2006
Sunday’s casualty tally quickly rose to 217 Iraqis either killed or found
dead and another 149 Iraqis injured after a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad
and the discovery of 75
corpses in Baqouba. Foreign servicemembers were also subject to violence.
Today, four British
servicemen were killed, three injured, in an attack on their boat in
Basra, and the U.S. military also reported that three
American soldiers were killed in Anbar Province on Saturday. In other
news, an official at the Baghdad morgue reported that approximately
1600 bodies were delivered to the morgue during the holy month of Ramadan.
That averages out to over 50 a day.
In the volatile Anbar Province, three
U.S. soldiers died from wounds sustained during enemy action on Saturday.
Four British servicemembers
were killed and another three were seriously injured when their boat
came under attack today in Basra; it was hit by an "improvised explosive
device" while they were on routine patrol in the Shatt al-Arab waterway.
Coalition forces also came under attack in Hit yesterday. Although no casualties
were reported among Coalition and Iraqi forces, three
militiamen were killed and residents reported that U.S. forces also killed
In west-central Baghdad, two suicide bombers walked up to a police recruitment
center in al-Nusur Square before detonating their cargo; at
least 35 people were killed and another 65 injured. Gunmen killed
a senior official and his driver, and 25
unidentified bodies were discovered on Sunday morning. Police also said
that they rescued
several officers responsible for guarding the offices of ex-Premier Iyad
Allawi. They had come under attack, including gunfire and bombs, and the Iraqi
Army had to step in to quash the battle. Gunmen also stormed a petrol station,
Also in the capital, a roadside and car bomb combination killed
six people and wounded ten near the Iraqi Interior Ministry's offices. Five
more Iraqis were killed and 11 wounded in the al Fanahra neighborhood. In
the Karadah district, a car bomb killed
two and wounded seven. A roadside bomb in the southwestern Radhwaniyah area
three and wounded 13. In the nearby Um al-Maalif neighborhood, another roadside
five people. Yet another roadside bomb, this one in Amariyah, killed
three and wounded three others. Two more roadside bombs were left on a highway
in central Baghdad, killing
four and wounding ten. One
civilian was killed and four people, including two policemen, were injured
by an explosion in the Mustansiria neighborhood.
In Baquoba, Iraqi troops discovered 75
bodies behind a regional electric company. It was feared that the bodies
might be rigged with explosives.
In Najaf, a bomb at the front gate of Sheik Abu Jaafar's home killed
three of his sons and injured four neighbors. He is an aide to Grand Ayatollah
Ali al-Sistani, a top Shi'ite cleric whose political party, the Supreme Council
for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, sponsers the Badr Brigade.
Mortars fell near a police station in Mosul, wounding
five people. Twelve
unidentified bodies were found scattered around town on Saturday and two
more were discovered on Sunday.
In Suwayrah, three bodies
were found floating in the Tigris River.
A car bomb killed three
children and wounded 15 people in Yusufiya.
Five were killed in drive-by
shootings in Baqouba.
In Tikrit, a roadside bomb injured
Police Colonel Abbas al- Dulaimi, head of the U.S.-Iraqi Joint Coordination
bearing gunshot wounds were discovered in Mahaweel.
Gunmen stormed a school in Samarra and killed
a female teacher.
The director of the main electrical power station in Kirkuk was
shot dead by gunmen.
one, injured another and killed five persons in Diyala Province.
In Efeg, gunmen matching the description of those who staged a mass kidnapping
in Latifiya yesterday kidnapped 10
Compiled by Margaret Griffis