Updated at 11:00 p.m. EST, Nov. 15, 2006
A day after a brazen mass kidnapping in Baghdad, a second
mass kidnapping occurred south of the capital. In other events, 133
Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 50 were wounded in various
incidents around the country. Also, six
more American servicemembers were killed.
Although conflicting reports
about yesterday’s mass kidnapping in Baghdad continue to be released, it appears
that at least 70
people were freed by their captors. The number of people still missing is
unknown. In another mass kidnapping, gunmen snatched
12 workers from a brick factory in Diwaniya today.
The U.S. Military announced that last night three
Marines and one soldier were killed in Anbar Province. Two
more soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle
in northwest Baghdad. So far 40 Americans have died in Iraq during November.
British forces announced that one
UK soldier had been wounded in a gun battle in Basra; a
civilian woman and a gunman were killed in the incident. Also, U.S. forces
11 militiamen in Anbar Province and three
people in Ramadi.
Late Tuesday and into Wednesday, police recovered 62
bodies in Baghdad, mostly in western districts; many bore the usual gunshot
and torture wounds. Also, in the capital, a car bomb exploded at a fueling station
in central Baghdad; twelve
were killed and 32 injured. Three
were killed and 15 injured when a suicide car bomber targeted
a funeral in the Dora district. In the northern Shaab district, three
were wounded by a car bomb. In the Jamiaa area, gunmen attacked the convoy
of Salama al-Khafagi, a former member of the governing Council; a
bodyguard and a passerby were killed. And two
Shi’ites were killed after militiamen set their home on fire.
In Mosul, the morgue received the bodies
of four people who had been shot; two belonged to policemen. Fadia Mohammed
reporter at Al Masar newspaper, and her driver were gunned down as they
were driving to her workplace. Gunmen also killed
two construction workers and wounded three others. And an Iraqi
soldier was gunned down outside his home.
were discovered in Latifiya. Police suspect they might belong to men kidnapped
over the weekend.
In Baquba, journalist Luma
al-Karkhi was gunned down on her way to work. Gunmen shot dead at
least one other person. Mortar
rounds fell near a police station, but there was no word on casualties.
Six bodies were
also recovered in the city.
Attackers stormed the home of a top provincial official in Diyala. He was not
home, but his brother
and cousin were killed in the attack.
The bound body
of woman was recovered from the Tigris River at Samarra. She had been shot
in the head. Another
body was also found.
A traffic police
officer was gunned down in Kirkuk.
And in Kut, an unnamed former Baath Party member
was shot dead outside his home. Also, nine bound
and gunshot bodies were discovered.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis