Updated at 11:05 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2006
Several car bombs once again rocked the capital, while small attacks killed
a number of people across the country today. Overall, at least 125 were killed
or found dead and 96 people were injured in separate incidents. Also, the
Department of Defense reported that an American
soldier was killed by a roadside bomb yesterday in Mosul. The number of
GI deaths stands at 48 for December.
In Baghdad, 21
dumped bodies were discovered. A pair of car bombs killed
five people and wounded 10 at a market in the New Baghdad/Jadida district.
Another car bomb near a mosque in the Kamaliya area killed
11 and wounded 27 others. Two
were wounded when a fourth car bomb exploded near Yarmouk hospital, a common
scene of violence. Several mortar rounds struck the Adil district, wounding
13, including six women and two children. In the al Wahda area, gunmen killed
nine members of the same family. Also, 20
people were killed in a heavily Palestinian Baladiyat neighborhood.
In Riyadh, at least nine
soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when two suicide truck bombers attacked
an Iraqi army base.
The general secretary of Thar Allah party, Yousif Al Mosawi, survived an assassination
attempt in Basra; a roadside bomb targeting his car wounded
two of his guards instead.
Gunmen stormed the home of a Shi’ite family in al Hesna, killing
four men, two women and three children.
was killed and three wounded by a roadside bomb near the city council of
In Kirkuk, police found a gunshot-riddled body,
and a bomb on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway injured
one person. At an army checkpoint just south of Kirkuk, a suicide car bomber
five Iraqi soldiers and wounded 15 others. A roadside bomb in the al Wasati
one person and injured two others.
Police in Hawija found the
bodies of two kidnap victims, and a mortar roand killed
a woman and four children when it slammed into her home.
four soldiers when they attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint near Balad.
were found in Fallujah; they were shot and bore evidence of torture.
In Mahmudiya, two
bound and shot bodies were discovered.
In Baquba, five people
were gunned down in separate incidents.
A small but revered Shi’ite shrine in Khanaquin was destroyed. No
casualties were reported.
Three roadside bombs in Musayyib missed the police patrol they were targeting,
but killed one civilian and injured
a second one instead.
A woman was killed, three
others injured, by a roadside bomb in Baiji.
bodies that bore evidence of torture were found in Mosul.
militiamen were killed in Ramadi by Coalition Forces.
And late Tuesday, a roadside bomb killed
three in Tikrit, and mortar rounds fell in Iskandariya, killing
one and wounding three.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis