Updated at 11:09 p.m. EST, Nov. 13, 2006
After a violently active Sunday, Monday followed suit with at least 109
Iraqis killed and 47 more injured. American officials added the news that
four American soldiers
were killed and another four injured in separate events. Also, Turkish
offcials released the news that a kidnapped Turk
had been killed in Iraq.
The U.S. military said that two
U.S. soldiers were killed this morning in Baghdad and another
two were injured when they were blasted by an "improvised-explosive
device." Authorities also reported today that a suicide car bomb killed
American soldiers and wounded two others yesterday in Salahaddin Province.
In what may be a separate event, a
roadside bomb reportedly hit a U.S. patrol in the Zaiyounah district.
There were no casualties, but two humvees were damaged. The Turkish Foreign
Ministry reported that the body
of Yildirim Tek, who had been abducted in July, was identified in photographs
shown to his family.
Also today, Coalition forces conducted multiple raids. In one raid, eight
gunmen attempting to flee were killed and another one injured, the rest
surrendered. In a separate raid by U.S. forces, a residential neighborhood filled
with followers of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr came under attack; at
least five, but possible nine, were killed and another 15 were wounded.
Witnesses said that tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters and warplanes
were used in the battle.
In Baghdad, 46
bodies were discovered late Sunday night and early Monday. Sunni Sheik
Namis Karim was shot dead as he was headed to the Abbasiya Mosque downtown.
Gunmen also killed
two people and wounded another; the victims were purported to be guards
to Vice-President Adil Abdul Mahdi, but his office denied it. Traffic police
Salih Kamil was killed when gunmen attacked him in north Baghdad. Also,
police Major Muhammed Salim in the Karrada district; he was later found
dead. Another police official, Major Maher
Moussa, was kidnapped, but his fate remains unknown. Five employees, including
a woman, of the North Oil Company were killed
on the outskirts of town.
In the northern Shaab district, a bomb killed
at least 20 passengers and wounded 18 others on a minibus. A roadside bomb
targeting a U.S. patrol in western Baghdad’s Ardun Square wounded
two civilians instead, and a car bomb near the Iranian Embassy wounded
one civilian. Mortars fell in the Husseniya neighborhood, injuring
In Waziriyah, one
councilmember was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting.
two beheaded, were discovered between Yusifiya and Mahmudiya.
Mohammed al-Ban, a cameraman for the TV station al-Sharqiya, and wounded
his wife. Also, a policeman
was shot dead in separate events in Mosul.
Near Kirkuk, a roadside bomb blasted General Anwar Amin’s convoy, wounding
three guards. In the city itself, four
male teachers were killed while driving in a vehicle.
Mortar rounds fell on Karbala, wounding
In Baquba, the bodies
of two women were discovered, and a civilian
was shot dead downtown. Four
people in a car in the Moallemeen district were also killed.
A police officer
was shot dead in front of his Kut home.
In related news:
Police Lieutenant Colonel Amer Nisaif of Baquba said
that the police had received reports of a mass dumping of bodies behind an electricity
compound yesterday, but when they investigated only five bodies were discovered.
And at the border between Iraq and Turkey, three
Kurdish rebels were killed after shooting at a helicopter in Turkey. Kurds
in Turkey have been fighting for autonomy for over two decades. Rebels often
operate out of Kurdish areas of Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis