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
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
three people. Another mortar fell in juring two civilians in Auroba Square.
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