Updated at 12:25 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2006
soldiers were killed today and another three injured when they were
blasted by separate roadside bombs in or just west of the capital. This brings
the total for December to 42 American servicemember deaths. One death
was reported late Sunday night and the other three early the next morning. Also,
at least 127 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 47 wounded.
Clashes between Shi'ite and Sunni groups erupted in several locations, and
forces were called in to help alleviate some of the fighting in the Baghdad
neighborhood of Adhamiyah. American troops also killed
three militiamen after observing them planting a roadside bomb in Saqlawiyah.
Several incidents occurred in Baghdad: In the Hurriyah district, 17
bodies were recovered; at least another 43
bodies were recovered elsewhere. Shi’ites attacked Sunni homes also in Hurriya;
30 families fled the area, and one
person was killed. Gunmen stormed a home in the Jihad neighborhood and killed
five Shi’ite brothers, one a policeman. During a similar attack nearby,
man and his three sons were also killed. In the Amil neighborhood, five
people were killed and six wounded in a clash between Shi’ite militiamen
and members of the Sunni Janabat tribe. Similar
clashes occurred in the Adil neighborhood where a large Sunni
demonstration demanding better protection took place..
Yarub Khazal was shot dead in Baghdad's Yarmouk neighborhood. Also in Yarmouk,
a roadside bomb wounded
three soldiers in a passing Iraqi army patrol. Two
people were killed and two wounded when a mortar landed in the Kadhimiya
more people were killed and eight injured by a mortar in the neighborhood
On a road north of Baghdad, two
children were killed and six other members of the same family were wounded
during a drive-by shooting.
In Ramadi, three
people were wounded in a mortar attack. Gunmen also launched rocket-propelled
grenades at a joint U.S.-Iraqi checkpoint; a university student
standing nearby was killed in the attack.
were recovered in Mosul; two belonged to policemen and one to an Iraqi army
During a series of attacks in Baquba, seven
people were killed.
In Tikrit, gunmen killed
a hospital security guard while he was on his way to work.
baker and a hairdresser were killed in separate events in Kirkuk, and two
policemen were injured in a third event.
In Rabia, a suicide
car bomber rammed fuel trucks in a carpark, setting them on fire.
Near Mishada, well-known television director Hussein
Rasheed al-Tikriti was kidnapped yesterday.
A sniper killed three Iraqi soldiers in Saqlawiyah. Five
civilians, including a woman an child, were injured during the crossfire.
In Mahmudiya, three
bodies were found bearing gunshot wounds and signs of torture.
people were killed and six others injured while relocating themselves in
an unspecified part of the Diyala province; two of the injured were under six
years of age.
Clashes between Iraqi army and gunmen in Khalis left four
gunmen dead and one injured.
A mortar round fell on a home in southern Basra, killing
one and injuring five others, four of them children.
grocers were shot dead near Jididat al Shat.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis