Updated at 6:05 p.m. EST, Dec. 30, 2006
Hussein was hanged at dawn. He joins the 110 other Iraqis who were
killed or found dead today; another 172 Iraqis were wounded in violent
attacks throughout the country. Also, the death
of another American soldier brought the total number of GIs killed in
Iraq to 2998 deaths.
U.S. authorities reported that a roadside bomb killed
a U.S. servicemember in southwestern Baghdad on Friday. This death
brings the total number of GI deaths in Iraq to 2998, just shy of the 3000
mark. December has also been the deadliest month for 2006 and the third bloodiest
of the war with 109 deaths so far.
In Baghdad, car bomb attacks resumed: Three coordinated car bombs exploded
in the Shi’ite Hurriyah neighborhood; 37
people were killed and 76 were wounded. In the Mansour district, another
car bomb killed
two and wounded eight. Another car bomb, this one in the Saidiya neighborhood,
person and wounded four, including two police officers. Two
more were killed and three injured when a car bomb exploded after night
in the Adhamiya neighborhood. A car bombing also took place just north of the
capital, outside the Al-Iskan children's hospital; three
were killed and ten injured there. Also, 12
dumped bodies were discovered throughout the capital.
In Kufa, which is near the holy city of Najaf, a car bomb exploded at a market
packed with Eid al-Adha holiday shoppers. At least 36
were killed and 58 wounded; an angry mob also killed
the alleged bomber.
A suicide bomb in Tal Afar killed
five and wounded eight, including four policemen.
Police found four
shot and tortured bodies in Mahmudiya.
gunmen with alleged ties to al Qaeda were killed during a Coalition raid
in Thar Thar.
occurred throughout the country even in Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit where a
four-day curfew has been imposed. In Mosul, two
demonstrators were killed by Iraqi soldiers after demostrations turned into
Compiled by Margaret Griffis