Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Dec. 19, 2006
At least 110 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and another 35 were
wounded in violent attacks around the country. Also, the U.S. military reported
on the deaths
of a Marine yesterday in Anbar province and a soldier in Balad on Monday.
Both were from small arms fire and raised the number of troop deaths in December
to 62 servicemembers. The Red Crescent updated their numbers on the mass
kidnapping that occurred Sunday in their Baghdad office to 42
abducted and 26 released.
In Baghdad, 53
bodies were found scattered in several neighborhoods; some were bound and/or
tortured. The Iraqi Army reported killing
two militia members. Also, a car bomb killed
two people and wounded ten in a marketplace, and a roadside bomb wounded
four people, both in the Zaafaraniya district. Actor Mitashar
al Sudami was found dead. a day after he was kidnapped. Dr. Omar al Jubouri
from a hospital. Also, gunmen robbed
a bank of over $700,000. Later, nervous guards at a second bank fired upon
a suspicious funeral procession; one
mourner was injured.
In Kirkuk, Lieutenant-Colonel Kamil Ahmed’s convoy was the target of a roadside
policemen were injured but Ahmed was unharmed. Gunmen also killed
another police officer.
Fifteen bodies were brought in to the morgue in Baquba. Gunmen killed
two policemen while they were on patrol in the al Mustafa neighborhood.
And mortars in the western al Lualua area killed
three children and wounded eight people.
was killed and three wounded when mortars fell on their neighborhood in
Mosul city council member Khair Edine Al-Dabbagh
and a policeman were gunned down. Four
bodies were found in separate locations around Mosul, and two
more bodies were found west of the city. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S.
patrol instead wounded
two civilians. A Shi'ite
student was killed in a drive-by shooting.
In Barwana village, a
member of the Timim tribe and his son were assassinated while traveling
in a car.
bodies were delivered to the morgue in Kut.
In Diyala province, four
senior tribal leaders were kidnapped late Monday after participating in
a conference in Baghdad. Their bodies
were recovered later. A roadside bomb exploded, killing
two Iraqi soldiers; in clashes that followed the explosion, five
gunmen were killed.
And a police
major was gunned down in Diwaniya.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis