Updated at 11:55 p.m. EST, Jan. 7, 2006
In Iraq today, at least 62 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another
42 wounded in violent attacks. Also, three GIs and one British soldier
were killed in separate incidents; another two Britons and one American
airmen were killed and one
was wounded by a car bomb in Baghdad. Meanwhile, a roadside bomb went
off near a U.S. patrol in Iskandariyah, but no
casualties were reported there. At least 3000 American servicemember
deaths have been confirmed by the Dept of Defense. Another 12 deaths have
been reported and await confirmation, which can sometimes take several weeks.
Also, the British Ministry of Defense announced that one British
soldier died and two more were injured in a non-combat-related traffic
accident this morning. U.S forces, using tear gas, also dispersed a demonstration
in Nahrawan; two
people suffered from asphyxia.
Near al Shaab stadium in Baghdad, senior Education Ministry official, Habib
al-Shimiri, survived a roadside bomb blast that killed
two bodyguards. Another roadside bomb killed
two people and wounded two more in central Baghdad. Four
people were killed and five wounded when mortars fell on a Karrada district
warehouse, and five
members of one family were killed by mortars falling in southern Baghdad.
Also in the capital, clashes broke out between armed militia and residents
in the Amil and Rahmaniya neighborhoods; at least three
of the residents were killed and ten injured. Gunmen sprayed bullets as
they drove through a marketplace; three
Sunni shopkeepers were killed and a
pedestrian wounded. In another drive-by shooting, a
guard at the Iraqi Finance Ministry was killed. A doctor
from the Yarmouk hospital was gunned down in a separate incident. Also,
17 dumped bodies were recovered.
A Defense Ministry employee
was gunned down in Diwaniyah, and Iraqi
soldier was also killed.
In Samarra, police commandos killed one person at a protest denouncing Saddam
Hussein’s execution. Gunmen killed
a police officer in a separate incident.
people were killed and 12 wounded in a car bomb blast at a Hilla marketplace.
Also, a councilman was wounded during an assassination attempt.
In Kut, an Iraqi
soldier was gunned down, and two
bodies were found in the Tigris River nearby.
least five gunshot bodies were found on the outskirts of Mosul. Gunmen killed
an Iraqi guard outside the Kurdistan National Union headquarters and wounded
a policeman in separate incidents. Also, gunmen fired upon a car carrying five
of the soldiers were killed.
Kurdish citizens were wounded when gunmen attacked their car in Wehdah.
Shi’ite cleric and his son were gunned down as they were headed to a shrine
In Tuz Khurmato, gunmen wounded
four worshippers who were exiting a mosque.
body was found in Riyadh.
And four bodies
were found in Suwayra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis