Updated at 3:25 p.m. EST, Dec. 21, 2006
Bombings rattled Baghdad again today where at least two suicide bombers killed
over a dozen people. Overall, at least 59 Iraqis were killed or found dead
and another 42 wounded in violent incidents. Also, the U.S. military reported
that three more U.S. servicemembers were killed, bringing the number
of GI deaths in December to 69 servicemembers. Also a Polish
soldier was wounded in Kut.
According to military sources, a Marine
died today due to "enemy action" in Anbar province; a roadside
one American soldier in Baghdad yesterday; and a soldier
died Tuesday due to "enemy action," also in Anbar province. A
soldier was shot in the arm not far from the base in Kut. Also, Iraqi soldiers
twelve militia members across Iraq.
In the capital, a suicide bomber killed
16 people and wounded
21 at a police recruitment center in eastern Baghdad. In the Amil district,
a suicide car bomb killed
two people and wounded two others. Another three
were killed and seven wounded by a pair of bombs in the Kathmiya neighborhood.
A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Adhamiya wounded
a civilian instead, and mortars fell on a neighborhood just south of Baghdad,
two women and a child. Also, the Olympic cycling coach, Mahoud
Ahmed Fulayih, was found dead two days after he was kidnapped and five days
after he had returned from the Asian Games in Qatar.
A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Mosul wounded
two civilians. Gunmen killed
a man, and a
body bearing gunshot wounds was discovered. At least four
others were gunned down. (Also, medical authorities reported
that 55 dumped bodies were found so far during December.)
In Irbil, a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint where he killed
one soldier and wounded four others.
policemen were killed in Baiji when a suicide car bomber attacked a checkpoint.
bodies were found in Kut. Two were decapitated and three were fished out
of the Tigris River.
Gunmen stormed a pharmacy in the Diyala province; they killed
the pharmacist and his brother.
In Kirkuk, police Colonel Adnan Mohammed escaped an assassination attempt when
a roadside bomb blasted his convoy; two
guards were wounded. A man
and a woman were gunned down late Wednesday. Also, a civilian
A former Baath Party member
was assassinated in Karbala.
Ahmed Saleh was gunned down late yesterday in Tikrit.
women were injured in Ramadi late yesterday when mortars landed near a police
Compiled by Margaret Griffis