Updated at 11:00 p.m. EDT, Oct. 5, 2006
In the last day, at least 73 Iraqis have been reported killed and another 58
wounded, including the discovery of at least 30 bodies throughout the capital.
There are also reports that Abu Ayyub al-Masri was among four killed in an air
strike in Haditha earlier this week. U.S. officials denied
reports, but admitted DNA tests were being conducted.
were found around Baghdad. Most of them were shot and showed signs of torture.
In addition to those, gunmen killed
five and wounded six at a cafe in the Zaafaraniya district. A car bomb in
the Hurriya district of northwest Baghdad killed
two more and wounded eight. Also, Twenty day-laborers in Tayaran Square
were wounded by a car bomb blast while they waited for work and three construction
were wounded in a separate incident in the heart of Baghdad.
In Mahmudiya, Iraqi police found the bodies
of two people who were shot to death. Elsewhere in town, two
policemen were injured when a roadside bomb blasted their patrol unit. Just
outside of Mahmudiya, mortar rounds fell on the home of a man; police said he
was killed and five members of his family were wounded.
In Baquba, gunmen killed
a police officer and injured another. Militants separately shot
dead two civilians in the al-Moallemeen and al-Tahrir districts. A child
was killed and his two brothers were injured by bomb planted near their
home. Also, two
tortured bodies were found in the al-Yarmouk district.
In Al-Baghdadi, Police Brigadier Shaaban al-Obeidi succumbed
to wounds received when a roadside bomb blasted his convoy earlier in the
During clashes between U.S. forces and insurgents in Ramadi, four
people were killed and six wounded.
Hospital officials and other witnesses reported that gunmen attacked a home
in Samawa. Three
women were shot dead. They also slashed the throat of a baby girl.
In Ukashat, police found the
bodies of five people who were shot and tortured.
Gunmen in Falluja killed
two people, including a policeman.
Near Kirkuk, one
body with gunshot wounds to the head was discovered.
Several mortar rounds fell on a small village near the town of Balad Ruz.
were killed and five wounded.
of four people, including one woman, were found floating in the Tigris River
at Sweera. They were shot and possibly tortured.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis