Updated at 11:20 p.m. EST, Nov. 6, 2007
Although violence was
light for Iraqi civilians, eight U.S. servicemembers were killed in
separate incidents. At least 35 Iraqis were killed and 15 more wounded
in the latest violence, which included an attack on policemen in Mosul and a pair
of assassinations of local politicians.
Military authorities reported that
U.S. soldiers were killed during an explosion that occurred as they were
conducting combat operations yesterday in At Ta’mim province. In Anbar province,
was killed in combat. A sailor
was killed during an explosion in Salah ad Din province. Another soldier
died from a non-combat related incident in Taji, and one
soldier died in Kuwait from an illness.
bodies of six policemen were found on a road near Mosul; they had been
shot during an ambush. In a drive-by shooting, gunmen killed
a Ninewah governing council member and wounded his bodyguard. Also, two
civilians were killed in separate incidents in the al-Zuhour neighborhood
and the Garage al-Shemal respectively.
In Baghdad, four
dumped bodies were recovered. Two bombs targeting a U.S. convoy wounded
three civilians in an eastern area; there is no word on American casualties
yet. In Ghadeer, gunmen killed
a director of sewage as he was leaving work this afternoon. No
casualties were reported during an explosion in Karrada. Also, security
a controlled explosion in Adhamiya.
bodies were found near Latifiya. The victims had been shot to death
In Dhuluiya, the beheaded
bodies of two policemen were recovered from a grave.
two men in Samarra.
A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol
in Hawija injured
three civilians instead. While traveling on the outskirts of Hawija, the mayor
of al-Sarai village was killed and his son injured.
In Missan province
gunmen shot and killed
officer and his companion were killed in Tikrit.
In Abi al-Khasseb,
the head of the municipal council survived an assassination attempt; three
bodyguards were injured.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in Baquba last night.
body was found in
U.S. forces arrested a senior al-Qaeda suspect in Hawija.
Meawhile, Iraqi security forces arrested 20 more suspects in various locations,
Iraqi soldiers were injured during operations. Another 23 gunmen were arrested
in Diyala province. U.S. forces killed
eight suspects and arrested 10 more in various locations.
by Margaret Griffis