Updated at 2:05 a.m EST, Dec. 28, 2006
The U.S. military reported the deaths of seven GIs today. Also,
two Latvian soldiers were killed and three were injured in a roadside
bomb attack, and seven
Britons were injured in a separate bombing. Meanwhile, 134 Iraqis
were killed and 38 were wounded in violent attacks.
U.S. military authorities reported that a roadside bomb killed
an American soldier in an Eastern part of Baghdad; two other soldiers
were injured in the explosion. Two
more soldiers were killed by a separate roadside bomb, and a third soldier
was injured southwest of the capital. A Marine
was killed today when he became the target of small arms fire in Anbar
province. Also, a second
American soldier died due to injuries sustained during a reconnaissance
mission south of the capital yesterday; the soldier's vehicle rolled over in
a dirt canal. The death
of another soldier who was also involved in the accident was reported yesterday.
The Dept. of Defense also announced that a soldier
died on Monday, succumbing to wounds received from a roadside bomb on
Dec. 14. So far, 98 American servicemembers have been killed in December.
British soldiers were wounded when a bomb blasted their vehicle near Basra.
Also, mortars and grenades fell on British installations in Basra, but no
casualties were reported. A separate roadside bomb killed
two Latvian soldiers and wounded three more in an unspecified location in
U.S. forces raided a home in Najaf belonging to Sheikh Sahib Al-Ameri, a senior
Sadrist official accused of launching a bomb attack. A U.S. soldier shot
the official dead after seeing him point a rifle at an Iraqi soldier. Tensions
rose in Najaf following the incident. Meanwhile, Baath party members threatened
to retalitate if Saddam Hussein is executed.
In Baghdad, 51
dumped bodies were recovered throughout the city. Iraqi army troops killed
32 militia members and arrested dozens more throughout the city. A car bomb
15 and wounded 20 others in eastern Baghdad. In the Camp Sara neighborhood,
a roadside bomb wounded
five people, including three policemen. Mortar rounds fell on a Shi'ite
neighborhood and killed
four people. Two
members of the Ministry of Higher Education were wounded on a bus during
a drive-by shooting. And, clashes erupted in the Sadiya neighborhood after gunmen
attacked police checkpoints, but no
casualties were reported.
army soldiers were killed in Suwayra by a roadside bomb.
the mayor of Hussayniah and his driver.
people were killed and another three injured when an RBG 7 missile struck
them in Khalis.
In Abu Saida, 18 militia members were killed when they attacked the Bait Jabriya
villagers were killed and 13 injured when they took up arms to repel the
And last night, gunmen killed
a policeman in Kut.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis