Updated at 12:30 a.m. EST, Jan. 30, 2007
Iraqi forces remain on high alert for Ashura-related violence today. Meanwhile,
at least 92 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 95 were injured
in today’s smaller attacks. No foreign deaths were reported.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to honor the festival of Ashura
in Karbala. The holiday marks several events, most notably the martyrdom of
the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.
In Baghdad, a series of explosions rocked the capital. A bomb in a minibus
four and wounded six when it exploded near al-Mustansiriya square. In the
Hurriya district, a suicide
car bomber killed five people and injured 25 others. One
person was killed and five other wounded near al Hamza square in eastern
Baghdad. Yet another car bomb killed
one and wounded three in the al-Baladiyat area. A roadside bomb was detonated
near Qahtan Square in Qadisiya as a police patrol passed near it; two
officers were wounded. Late in the day, mortars fell on Zufaraniyah where
11 people and wounded 38 others. Also, a car bomb near al-Mustansiriya University
Also in the capital, 42
bodies were recovered overnight throughout the city. A sniper killed
a policeman guarding the Hay al-Whida bank. In Khadimiya, three
university law professors and a student were kidnapped after they left a
shoppers were killed and three more injured when mortars fell on at a market
north of Khalis at al-Kubat.
Five gunmen were killed when U.S. forces fired on them from helicopters near
the Sleman Beak area.
civilians were killed in Kara Taba village when gunmen stormed a residential
complex used by the al-Bayat tribe.
Diyala police are reporting that Coalition forces killed
ten gunmen in Baquba and near the Diyala sports complex.
Near Tuz Khormato, a rocket-propelled grenade struck a mosque and killed
five worshippers inside.
official and his driver were injured in Kirkuk when a roadside bomb blasted
them. A suicide bomber killed
two people and wounded four others during an attack on a mosque in the evening.
Iraqis, including two soldiers, were injured during clashes in Duluiyah
between U.S./Iraqi forces and gunmen.
in Karbala were killed by a roadside bomb.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis