Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Jan. 3, 2007
Iraq, especially Baghdad, remains remarkably quiet as the Eid al-Adha holiday
draws to an end, but at least 34 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 20
were wounded. Also, U.S. military authorities today reported that an American
soldier was killed when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle just south
of the capital on Sunday, and the Dept. of Defense announced that another
soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Saturday.
In other Coalition news reported today, troops conducting raids in Ramadi
an armed man and detained 22 others. During a separate raid in Baghdad,
Coalition forces were able to free
two kidnap victims. Also, when a woman
and five children were injured during a mortar attack yesterday in Ramadi,
Coalition forces tended to their wounds.
In Baghdad, 27 unidentified bodies were recovered from several neighborhoods.
A car bomb in the Mansour district wounded
one person. Two other car bombs in the Karrada district resulted in no
people were injured when mortars fell on the al Shoala neighborhood. Also,
the death of a Sunni cheif in Baghdad was reported today: Sheik Hamed Mohammed
Suhail, 75, was kidnapped from a funeral on Monday and then thrown
from a rooftop to his death. He belonged to the powerful Tamim tribe which
has both Sunni and Shi'ite members.
bodies, one belonging to a policeman, were found in Mosul.
two former members of the Baath Party near Hilla.
was discovered in Kirkuk. West of the city, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi
Army patrol killed
one soldier and wounded three more.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis