Updated at 10:50 p.m. EST, Nov. 24, 2006
A day after the single
largest attack since the occupation of Iraq began, Baghdad remains under
an indefinite curfew. However, some retaliatory violence already has occurred
and more is expected. So far today, 98 Iraqis have been killed and another
93 injured in separate events. Also, a British
soldier was killed in Basra.
The toll from yesterday’s
attack in Sadr City climbed to 215 dead. An indefinite curfew remains in
effect in Baghdad; however, mourners are being allowed to transport their dead
to the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf for burial.
British authorities reported the death
of a British soldier in Basra today. He died from gunshot wounds received
during a "search and detention" mission. Also, U.S. troops raided
a building housing Moqtada al Sadr’s office in Baquba. Gunmen retaliated by
bombing the building. Sporadic clashes also took place, but no
casualties were reported. And in Tarmiyah, four
militiamen were killed in a gunfight with U.S. troops.
In Baghdad, despite a curfew, the Sunni area of Hurriyah came under retaliatory
attack; at least 30
were killed and another
24 injured, some due to smoke inhalation in burning buildings. Sunnis were
to pack their bags and leave the area or suffer more violence. In Adhamiya and
Ghazaliya, mortars killed
wounded ten people. Morters also fell in Azamiyah, wounding
at least five people and damaging a mosque. More rounds fell on the Association
of Muslim Scholars, injuring
an unspecified number of guards. No
casualties were reported when mortars fell on the Shi’ite Shula neighborhood.
Gunmen also killed two
guards in Baghdad's Amil district. In a separate attack, gunmen doused
six Sunni worshippers with kerosene and burned them to death as Iraqi army
soldiers looked on. Two
were wounded at a funeral when U.S. forces mistook ritual shooting for an
attack. And 31 dumped
bodies were found scattered around the capital.
Elsewhere, a suicide
bomber in Tal Afar blew himself up at about the same time as a car bomb
was detonated. Twenty-two
were killed and 45 injured.
In Baquba, Sunnis blew up a mosque, but no
casualties were reported. In a possibly separate event, gunmen killed
a guard at an unspecified mosque.
A roadside bomb in front of a mosque in Kirkuk wounded
And six mortars fell on Diwaniya, killing
one person and wounding two others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis