Updated at 1:00 p.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2006
As Vice President Dick Cheney arrived
in Saudi Arabia to discuss the volatile Middle East situation, 158 Iraqis
were killed or found dead and at least another 55 were wounded during violent
acts in the restive country. Fifty-eight
of the dead were suspected militiamen, who were killed in raids and clashes
north of the capital. Also
killed was a Marine in Anbar province yesterday and a U.S.
soldier in Falluja today.
In military events, an American
soldier and three Iraqi civilians were killed today when a suicide car
bomber attacked a checkpoint near Khalidiyah. Nine
other civilians and a Marine were also wounded in the incident. Among
the dead were two children. U.S. authorities also reported that a Marine
died Friday from wounds sustained during combat in Anbar province.
Coalition forces killed
11 gunmen during an operation to capture a suspected terrorist just north
of Baghdad. In a separate event, another 10
suspected militiamen were killed during a raid in Taiji; a teenage
boy also died and a pregnant
woman was injured in the incident. And during an Coalition air strike in
women were killed and another one wounded.
Although Baghdad remained under
a curfew, violence continued. Mortars landed in Hurriya, a heavily targeted
mixed neighborhood, killing
one person and wounding three others. One
person was killed and six others were wounded in the Abu Dshir neighborhood
during a mortar attack on a funeral. Ten other mortar rounds landed in the Adhamiya
13 people. Seven
more people were wounded when mortars fell in the Ghazaliya and Mustansiria
neighborhoods. In northwestern Baghdad, three
people were wounded during clashes between gunmen and Iraqi police. And
police recovered 17
unidentified bodies that were scattered in different locations. Police and
hospital officials in Baghdad reported the deaths
of at least 27 others who were victims of violence on Saturday.
In the Diyala province, Sunni gunmen stormed two homes in Balad Ruz and killed
male occupants, including a 12-year-old boy. Elsewhere in the province,
Iraqi police reported killing
47 militiamen and wounding
dozens more in separate incidents. Police also discovered four
a police officer and wounded another in Mosul. In a separate incident, three
more officers were wounded.
were killed when the roadside bomb they were planting in Daquq detonated
A roadside bomb wounded
four policemen in Kirkuk.
of two men were discovered on the highway between Kut and Baghdad. They
showed evidence of torture.
civilians were killed when mortar rounds fell on Samarra.
And in Tikrit, a roadside bomb targeting Brigadier-General Faridoun Talabani’s
two guards and wounded three more late Friday.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis