Updated at 11:25 p.m. EST, Dec. 11, 2006
Today the violence was marked by a number of smaller incidents and several
kidnappings. At least 111 Iraqis were killed or found dead, 86 injured and
12 kidnapped. Also, a U.S. helicopter experienced a hard landing during
a routine flight that did not involve combat. Eighteen
aboard were injured, including nine that immediately returned to duty.
The deaths of another three
American soldiers were reported today as well, but they have been added
to yesterday’s tally.
Iraqi soldiers with help from Coalition forces freed
23 kidnap victims in western Baghdad; one
suspected kidnapper was killed and two more were wounded. Coalition forces
also supported an Iraqi national police training team when they came under heavy
fire in Baghdad; no
casualities were reported.
Car and roadside bombs were plentiful in the capital today: Near Mustasiriyah
University, a roadside bomb wounded
seven people. A car bomb in the Mahmoun University parking lot killed
two and wounded four, including two policemen. On Palestine Street, a roadside
one and wounded six others. Another roadside bomb killed
a man in the Shorja area. In the Iskan district, a car bomb exploded, killing
two civilians and wounding three others. A roadside bomb injured
four civilians in the ameiryah pool.
Also in Baghdad, a policeman
was killed and five others wounded during an attack by a suicide car bomber
near their base in the Doura district. Mortars also struck a Doura restaurant,
and wounding seven. A civilian
was shot dead in the Fadhel neighborhood. Mortars fell on the Abu Chir neighborhood,
and wounding 11 others. Another mortar
killed two and injured eight in the Azamiyah district. And in a daylight
bank robbery, gunmen in Iraqi army uniforms kidnapped
four guards and stole $1 million in cash. Sixty
bodies were discovered in various locations throughout the city.
woman and three of her children were killed in Salaja.
people were killed and six others injured, including two children, when
gunmen attacked a minibus near Muqdadiyah.
In separate incidents, four
brothers in a car and a policeman were gunned down in Mosul.
family members were killed and three wounded during a drive-by shooting
near Baquba. West of the city, two
policemen were gunned down.
people were shot dead at a Khalis vegetable market.
Near Tuz Khormato, six
family members were killed and the father injured when gunmen stormed their
were abducted from a minibus in Dujail.
civilians were injured by a mortar round in Taji.
In Balad a man
was gunned down at a railway station.
A suicide car bomber exploded his cargo in front of police Brigadier General
Aras Namuq al-Kak's Kirkuk home. He
and 14 others were wounded.
And in Latifiya, a suspicious
explosion set an oil facility ablaze. No casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis