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November 27, 2006
Monday: 109 Iraqis Killed, 70 Wounded

Updated at 6:20 p.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2006

A curfew that followed a massacre in Sadr City on Thursday was completely lifted today. As clashes resumed in Baghdad, 109 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 70 wounded during incidents in the capital and elsewhere today. A United States Air Force F-16CG crashed northwest of Baghdad this afternoon; the fate of the pilot is unknown. Also, French authorities reported that a French intelligence officer was killed and another wounded on Nov. 21 in Iraq.

An Iraqi Interior Ministry source reported that U.S. forces conducted a raid in the Baghdad neighborhood of Husainiya. At least five were killed and eight wounded in the incident, but other reports place the casualties higher. In Ramadi, U.S. forces killed two suspected rebels and injured four people, including three boys, in separate incidents reported by U.S. military authorities.

Small arms attacks resumed apace in the capital: Gunmen attacked a municipal office in central Baghdad, where they killed one guard and abducted three people. Six officers were wounded when gunmen attacked their patrol in the Doura neighborhood. Another four policemen were wounded in a nearby attack shortly afterwards. On a busy street in central Baghdad, gunmen killed six people and wounded three others. Two Mahdi Army members were killed in a clash with gunmen. Gunmen also kidnapped Police Captain Abdul-Qadir Abbas.

Also in Baghdad, mortar rounds fell near the Diyala Bridge area, killing three and wounding 15 others. Sixty bodies were found in Baghdad and just north of the capital, another five bodies were discovered.

Near Dujail, gunmen attacked a police checkpoint. They abducted eight policemen, but a ninth officer escaped with wounds. When a pair of policemen arrived later, the gunmen killed one and wounded a second officer.

Gunmen killed a bridegroom and his mother in Mosul on his wedding day.

During clashes in Tal Afar, three policemen and a gunman were killed.

A police major was killed in Baiji as he was trying to dismantle a roadside bomb.

Near Mahmudiya, no casualties were reported after a bomb exploded under an oil pipeline.

Another attack on an oil storage facility in Kirkuk also produced no casualties.

In Haswa, the bodies of four people were found bound and shot.

A gunman shot dead a mobile phone shop owner and planted bombs in the establishment. Four were killed and 25 wounded when those bombs exploded. A roadside bomb killed another four people.

The former mayor of Buhriz was assassinated north of Baghdad.

Two oil ministry employees were killed in Khalis.

And a house painter was shot dead in Baquba.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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