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December 31, 2006
Sunday: 24 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 16 Iraqis, 2 GIs Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m EST, Jan. 1, 2006

A day after Saddam Hussein’s execution, Iraq remains eerily quiet. So far 24 Iraqis have been killed and 16 wounded in violent attacks. The U.S. military reported that one American soldier was killed and two more injured when a roadside bomb blasted them in southeastern Baghdad. Another soldier died on Dec. 28 of small arms fire. These deaths brings the total number of GIs killed in Iraq since the occupation to the 3,000 mark. Also, the holiest holiday of the year, Eid al Adha, began today for Shi’ite Muslims.

In Baghdad, a car bomb killed one and wounded six in the Hurriya neighborhood. Another car bomb killed one and wounded four others in a central district. Also, a rocket landed in a residential neighborhood Kadhimiya where it killed two children and wounded two adults. In the Zafaraniya neighborhood, a mortar injured three people. Another mortar fell in juring two civilians in Auroba Square. Also, 12 bodies were discovered in Baghdad.

In Hawija, gunmen killed four Iraqi soldiers and wounding another at a military checkpoint.

At least four more unspecified deaths were reported on Sunday.

And there were no reports of casualties after gunmen attacked and set fire to a police station and court house in Fallujah.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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