Updated at 12:25 a.m. EST, Jan. 23, 2007
In today's violence, a coordinated bomb attack killed
dozens and injured over 160 in a Baghdad marketplace. Overall, 158 Iraqis
were killed and 226 wounded throughout the country. One
American soldier was killed and four more wounded in a roadside bomb attack
in Ninewah province today. A British
soldier was injured in a traffic accident. Also, Saturday’s deadly Black
Hawk helicopter crash is now believed
to have been caused by an enemy missile.
CNN is reporting
that U.S. military officials now believe a shoulder-fired missile brought
down a Black Hawk helicopter. The crash, which killed 12 Americans, is still
under investigation. Also, about 30 Iraqis posed
as American soldiers in order to gain easy entry to a government building in
Karbala on Saturday. The attack left five GIs dead. Saturday, at 25 American
deaths, was the third deadliest day for American troops since the war began.
In Baghdad, two car bombs, one parked and one driven by a bomber, exploded
almost simultaneously in a Shi’ite marketplace near Tayaran Square; at
least 88 were killed and 160 wounded.
Elsewhere in the capital, a female
teacher was gunned down and her driver injured in the Khandra area. Iraqi
Amer Fadhil Abba and Sheikh Riyadh Hassan Jassim, leader
of Al-Okailat tribe were shot dead in separate incidents in a
western neighborhood. A cell-phone company employee
was killed. A pair of mortars fell in the Abu Atsheer area; two
people were killed and three wounded. Mortars also fell in Doura where they
killed a woman and injured
eight students at a primary school. An employee
of the Egyptian embassy was kidnapped. Twenty-nine
dumped bodies were found scattered in several areas.
In Khalis, at least 19
were killed and 40 wounded when bombs were detonated in a main market area.
A roadside bomb killed
three policemen and wounded nine in Tal Afar.
In Mosul, a policeman
was injured in a blast. Police reported that a
woman was killed and four were injured in a bomb attack yesterday; two
soldiers who arrived at the scene were also killed. Eight
dumped bodies were also found.
A local government official from Baquba, Khaled
al-Sanjari, was kidnapped. Gunmen also attacked the deputy governor of diyala,
ABDUL AZIZ AL JUBORI, but only injured
two guards instead.
Two mortar rounds fell on an Iraqi army base in Fallujah, but no
casualties were reported.
A car bomb in Kirkuk resulted in no
The Christian owner
of a liquor store in al Jamaaiat was killed not long after local clerics
warned liquor shop owners to stop sales.
And in Diyala province, operations against militant groups continue. The U.S.
military is reporting
that 93 suspected rebels have been killed and 57 detained over the last 10 days.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis