Updated at 12:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 14, 2007
Baghdad was relatively quiet today. There were no major incidents besides the
typical discoveries of dumped bodies. However, other cities reported multiple
attacks. Throughout Iraq, 58 people were killed or found dead today and another
20 were wounded in violent attacks. A British
soldier was killed, and at least one other
British soldier was wounded in separate incidents in Basra. Also, Australian
a truck driver when he refused to stop at a checkpoint.
In Baghdad, 31
unidentified bodies were found in several locations; they appeared to be
victims of sectarian violence and many bore the usual torture marks and gunshot
woman was killed and 10 people wounded when mortars fell on Zaafaraniya.
A suspicious fire broke out in the al Shorja marketplace; four shops were destroyed,
casualties were reported. Southwest of the city, a car bomb went off at
a petrol station; four
people were killed.
In Tikrit, three
people, including a woman, were shot dead while traveling in their car.
young men were killed in a similar but separate event. Also, three
people hauling cooking gas were kidnapped.
South of Kirkuk, gunmen attacked a group of construction workers and engineers
working on a bridge; two
were killed and three wounded. Two
civilians were killed and four more wounded in bombs that were detonated
around the bridge. Three
people were wounded in a mortar attack in the city. Also, a mosque
under construction was demolished in a bomb attack.
Sunni prayer leader and member of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Yunis
Wuhaib, was assassinated in Samarra.
In Mosul, journalist Khalaf
Younus Al-Obaidi and a driver for Reuters, Ismail
gunned down in separate events. Also, a shop-keeper
was killed by gunmen.
two people during a carjacking in Baiji.
were found in Iskandariya, one belonged to a policeman; they both bore gunshot,
blindfolds and torture marks.
in Ishaqi were gunned down yesterday.
And in Fallujah, Iraqi forces detained
47 suspects. Gunmen also attacked a U.S. base there, but no
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis