Updated 9:50 p.m. EST, Nov. 22, 2006
As Iraq formally renewed diplomatic
ties with neighboring Syria today, at least 144 Iraqis were killed or
found dead and 55 more were injured. No foreign deaths were reported, but
Coalition forces killed six in separate incidents around Baghdad. There was
also one failed
political assassination attempt.
U.S. warplanes launched an air strike early today in the Sadr City area of
people were killed and 15 others were wounded in the attack; a
small boy was among the dead. In a separate event elsewhere in Baghdad,
Coalition forces killed
three gunmen during a raid. Also, rockets
struck two British bases in Basra, but no casualties were reported.
In the capital, parliamentary speaker Mahmoud
al-Mashhadani’s car was blasted by a car bomb; however, he was not in the
vehicle, and no one was injured. A separate car bomb intended for a police patrol
a civilian and wounded nine others. Another Iraqi
was killed and three more wounded in a car bomb attack in the Amel neighborhood.
And a bomb in a minibus killed
one and injured 15 others. The general manager of the Health Ministry was
shot dead on Palestine Street. Gunmen killed
seven students on a minibus in the Saedea area.
In Tikrit, 40
unclaimed bodies were laid to rest.
11 in separate events across Baquba, including one person just outside of
town, and police found 10
al-Shimari was shot dead and four guards were wounded in Hibhib. A truck
driver was killed as well.
an off-duty police officer in Mosul, and at
least three others. Seven
bystanders were injured during clashes between gunmen and police. In a separate
clash that followed a bomb explosion, four
more people were injured. A roadside bomb killed
one policeman. Also, police found two
bodies in separate neighborhoods.
Gunmen in Hawija killed
a policeman on his way to work.
In Mandli, three
civilians were killed by a bomb believed to have been left over from the
Mortars fell on Hay al-Amil, killing
three civilians and wounded another.
civilians were killed and another wounded in Balad Ruz when gunmen opened
fire on the main road.
bodies were found in Babil province.
And at least 44
tortured bodies were found dump in central Iraq, including seven
bodies pulled from the Tigris River and 29
Compiled by Margaret Griffis