Updated at 6:25 p.m. EST, Jan.1, 2007
In Iraq today, at least 70 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another
11 wounded in various attacks throughout the country. Also, U.S. authorities
reported that an American
soldier was killed yesterday, and in a separate incident a GI
killed an Iraqi soldier during an "altercation."
The first American casualty of the year was reported today. A U.S.
soldier was killed when a roadside bomb exploded near the soldier’s
patrol vehicle. Three
other people, including an interpreter, were injured in the incident.
Military authorities also reported that a U.S. Marine killed
an Iraqi soldier during an "altercation" at a checkpoint in Fallujah;
the incident which took place on Saturday is under investigation. And, U.S.
three gunmen and wounded
a fourth during a raid in Baghdad this morning on an alleged al Qaeda arms
Also in Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed
three and wounded seven in the Camp Sara area, and police found 45
bodies scattered around the city.
East of Baquba in al Wajihiya, gunmen
shot dead Ali Majeed Salbokh of the Diyala provincial council and
three members of his family.
bodies were discovered in Nahwaran.
The morgue in Mosul received the bodies
of three brothers who were shot to death.
And in Madaen, gunmen stormed a home killing
six people within it. Gunmen also attacked a minibus and kidnapped
an unknown number of people belonging to the same family.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis