Updated at 1:35 a.m. EST, Dec. 4, 2006
The U.S military reported the first American
servicemember death for December, and at least 187 Iraqis were also killed,
another 83 were wounded, in various events. The most notable incident was
a triple bombing of a Shi’te
commercial neighborhood in central Baghdad, which killed almost 100 people.
Also, a Turkish
diplomat was shot and injured at the embassy in Baghdad.
In military news, a U.S.
soldier died from hostile gunfire in Anbar province yesterday. The soldier
is the first American to die in Iraq during December. In November, a total of
servicemembers were killed. Also, Coalition forces and the Iraqi army concentrated
troops on Baquba in order to quell recent violence; one
militiaman was killed, and a child hostage was freed.. In Haqlaniyah, American
troops raided a market and engaged gunmen in battle, but no
casualties were yet reported. U.S. forces also killed
a person planting a roadside bomb in southern Iraq.
In central Baghdad, three
separate car bombs killed at least 91
people and wounded 43 others, most of them at a busy farmer’s market. Also,
a Katyusha rocket, believed intended for a mosque where Sunni politicians were
meeting, instead landed on a private home; the explosion killed
two and injured six members of the same family. At
least one policeman was killed and two wounded when gunmen attacked a police
checkpoint near Yarmouk hospital. Iraqi police Captain
Hayder Mousa was shot dead in the New Baghdad area. A soft drink salesman
and his assistant were killed while delivering goods in the Doura neighborhood.
unidentified bodies were found in the capital and another
two just south of Baghdad..
South of the capital in al Wahada, an errant truck drove into a bus stop at
high speed. Twenty
people were killed and 15 wounded in what authorities believe to have been
a deliberate act. The driver fled but was caught, and another
body was found inside the vehicle.
dead five people as they traveled along a main road outside Balad.
A funeral procession in Khalis was interrupted by gunmen who
killed two Shi’ites and wounded three others. Another two
people were shot dead in a market.
was killed and wounded six when a roadside bomb targeting a security patrol
exploded in Yusufiya.
body was found in Mussayab.
In Mosul, a contractor
was shot dead and a roadside bomb injured
Last night a bomb killed
one person and wounded a second in Iskandariya.
Near Fallujah in Ezejiyah village, a roadside killed
an Iraqi soldier and injured three others aboard a Humvee.
six people, including two children, in Garma.
In Samawa, clashes between militia and police left
one bystander dead.
And a roadside bomb in Mussayib killed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis