Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 10, 2007
In Iraq today, at least 120 people were killed or found dead and another
18 were injured during violent attacks. At least 34
more were killed during a plane crash. Also, one
American soldier was shot dead in Diyala province.
A Moldavian cargo plane carrying Turkish workers crashed near Balad, killing
at least 34 people. The cause is unknown, but it crashed near a U.S. military
base. Among the passengers were 29 Turks, three Moldavians, one Russian, one
Ukranian and one American.
In Baghdad, combined operations between U.S. and Iraqi forces continued in
the Haifa Street area as part of a security plan laid out by Shi'ite Prime Minister
Nuri al-Maliki. In the latest clashes, 50
militia members were killed and 21 arrested. About 130 militants have died
since Saturday in this area. In another combined raid, this one in Balad Ruz,
number of militia troops were killed. Also, three
militia members were killed during an incident at a mosque that is connected
to a raid in Tahrir.
In other developments in the capital, 41
bodies were dumped throughout the city. Eight
people were killed and 10 injured when Iraqi civilians in the al Jihad district
repelled an attack by gunmen. An Iraqi working for UNICEF, Janan
Jabero, was gunned down in his car late Monday night. The Iraqi army freed
eight kidnap victims on Omar street. And, a house exploded in Sadr City,
adults and two children; witnesses said that the demolition was caused by
a U.S. air strike.
In Mosul, five
bodies were found. The head of the customs department in northern Iraq,
al-Jouburi, was kidnapped. Also, a bomb wounded
four civilians in an industrial district, and a young
girl was injured during a separate roadside bomb blast.
In Kirkuk, Iraqi army troops attacked
two gunmen as they were trying to pass through a checkpoint; no word on
was killed and three more family members wounded when mortars fell on their
At least six
more bodies were discovered in unspecified locations.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis