Updated at 1:00 a.m EST, Jan. 24, 2007
A day after a major bombing in Baghdad, violence rages on. Overall, 100
Iraqis were reported killed or found dead and another 56 were wounded in
attacks around the country. Also, five more American servicemembers were
killed in separate incidents on Sunday and Monday, and a civilian security
helicopter crashed in central Baghdad.
A helicopter belonging to Blackwater Security Company crashed in central Baghdad
near the al Shorja market. All
four on board were killed. A
fifth person in a second helicopter was shot to death. Authorities are unsure
as to what caused the crash but are reporting that at least four of them had
gunshot wounds to the head. They had been monitoring an official convoy traveling
through the streets of Baghdad when they crashed.
The U.S military reported on the deaths of five more servicemembers. One
Marine died from wounds sustained during an operation south of Baghdad
on Sunday. Two
more Marines were killed in separate incidents in Anbar, also on Sunday.
On Monday, a soldier
was killed in combat in Anbar province, and a roadside bomb blasted
an MP to death north of Baghdad.
In Basra, military spokesmen reported that Katyusha rockets injured
two British soldiers at a base in central Basra. Also, five British
soldiers and two Iraqis were wounded in a car accident.
U.S. forces killed
16 suspected militia members and detained 10 others during operation in
Haditha and Baghdad. Iraqi army troops reported killing
eight suspected militiamen and arresting 37 others in several locations.
In Baghdad, 27
dumped bodies were recovered. A car bomb killed
two people and wounded ten in the Sadriya district. In central Baghdad,
a car bomb killed
one person and injured four near a petrol station. Four
people were killed and seven wounded during a car bomb blast in the Karrada
district. A roadside bomb injured
three officers while they were patrolling al Baladiyat, and another bomb
in Azamiyah wounded
a child. A bomb left in a bag at the welfare office injured
six people. Also, gunmen
killed Mustansiriya University economics professor and television host, Dr.
A roadside bomb near Baiji blasted
a minibus carrying workers; the number of casualties is unspecified.
soldiers were wounded by a car bomb blast near Sinjar.
In Mosul, nine
people were wounded when a suicide car bomber rammed the Kurdistan Youth
Center. Iraqi security forces and militia members clashed in several locations
in the city; five
policemen were killed and three more wounded. Five
militia members were also killed. In a separate clash in nearby al Thawra,
police officer was killed and four others wounded. A roadside bomb killed
another officer and wounded two others.
two teachers in Tal Afar.
Police found a bullet-riddled
body near an unexploded car bomb in Mussayab; the car bomb was dismantled.
and another man were killed late yesterday.
A mortar round landed on a residential district in Iskandariya; a
woman was killed and two children were wounded. A body
was also found.
During a drive-by shooting near Kirkuk and on the highway to Haditha, gunmen
people and wounded a third person.
South of Kirkuk, a roadside bomb injured
10 civilians, including a woman and child.
In Suwayra, mortars landed on a residential district; five
members of a Shi’ite family and another person were killed and nine people were
wounded. Also, a body
was fished out of the Tigris River.
Clashes erupted between militia and police in Latifiya on Monday. Two
militia members were killed. A police officer and a child were wounded.
Also, the police freed a number of Shi’ite families being held by the militia.
On a highway near Rutba, not far from the Syrian border, four
bodies were discovered. They appeared to have been tortured and shot.
In Haqil Sabba, a man
was killed by an improvised explosive device.
And in Fallujah, gunmen killed
three butchers in their shop, and a sniper killed
two Iraqi soldiers.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis