Updated at 1:00 a.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2006
Although violence was light in the capital, at least 148 Iraqis were killed
or found dead today and another 58 were wounded during violent acts there
and throughout Iraq. Five more American servicemembers were reported dead.
American and seven
British soldiers were wounded in separate events. Also, Iraqi Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki's motorcade was stoned while traveling through
Sadr City. No casualties were reported there.
Early Monday morning the Pentagon reported the
combat deaths of three soldiers. On Sunday military authorities reported
that an American
soldier was killed and two
other soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Diyala province
Saturday. A second Marine
was killed in Anbar on Saturday; the first Marine death had already
been reported yesterday. Seven
British soldiers were wounded when militiamen launched rockets at their
American forces aided the Abu Soda tribe who came
under attack from suspected al Qaeda forces in Anbar province. The Anbar
Salvation Council, a group of participating tribes, reported that tribal fighters
had also raided an al Qaeda stronghold. Sixty-four
people were killed, including nine of the tribal fighters.
U.S forces also killed four
militiamen with suspected links to al Qaeda in Baquba. No
casualties were reported in Baghdad when U.S. forces aided guards working
for a Sunni politician in repelling gunmen.
Although Baghdad remains under a car curfew until tomorrow, light violence
continued in the capital: A U.S. military post burned
for several hours following a mortar attack, but no casualties were reported.
Mortars also fell near the home of a prominent Iraqi parliamentarian. No injuries
were reported there; however, two
people were wounded by mortar fire in southern Baghdad. Two
people were killed and two injured when mortars fells in the Karrada neighborhood.
In the Mashtal area, four
more were injured by mortars, and at
least six were wounded in Talibiya. At least five
other people were killed in other incidents, and one
body was found in the Tigris River.
In Baquba, 25
dumped bodies were found with gunshot wounds to the head; seven of the dead
were teenagers. Fighting resumed between militia and police on Sunday. Eleven
militiamen were killed during those clashes.
The Imam of the Al-Ma'moun mosque in Zameila was shot
men were kidnapped from the small town of Kanaan late Saturday. No word
on their fate.
In Wajeiya, gunmen killed
a local council member and wounded three others.
bodies were discovered in Haqlaniya. The one youth and ten men were shot
At least eight
were killed and 28 injured when a car bomb exploded in a crowded market
Gunmen attacked at car at a junction in central Basra, killing
three men and one woman.
were killed and eight wounded during clashes between militia and police
In Mahaweel, two
town council members were dragged from their car and shot dead.
a woman who worked for Iraqiya state television outside her home in Mosul.
students were injured by falling mortar rounds near the technical school.
of a kidnapped truck driver was recovered in Kirkuk.
and four civilians were killed when a bomb exploded at a police checkpoint
in southern Iraq.
Also, a detainee at Camp Bucca died
from apparently natural causes while in custody of Coalition forces.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis