Updated at 5:00 p.m. EDT, Oct. 8, 2006
In another violent day in Iraq, at least 148 have died and 41 have been wounded.
Among the deaths is that of an American
soldier who was killed by enemy fire in the northern town of Baiji and the
of the Iraqi handball team. Also in the news, the Department of Defense
the number of U.S. troops wounded during September. At 776 injured, it was the
fourth highest monthly figure since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
In Baghdad, at least 51
corpses have been discovered, many in the Sunni western half. In addition
to those, police
found five bodies in the Sadr City district; they were shot and bore signs
of torture. Another seven
bodies, thought to be victims of sectarian death squads, were also found.
bodies were found floating in the Tigris River in the Karrada neighborhood
more downstream at Suweira.
Elsewhere in the capital, gunmen
killed two and wounded one worker at a bakery in the relatively upscale
neighborhood of Mansour. Two separate explosions injured
eight Iraqis. A roadside bomb in the Dora area took the life
of one policeman. Also, a roadside bomb targeting an American patrol killed
In Baquba, two
bound and tortured bodies were discovered. A mortar also landed on the main
bus station; one
civilian was killed and eight were wounded. Four
people were killed in separate incidents involving gunmen. Iraqi forces
two gunmen, possibly al-Qaida
suspects, in a general roundup of suspects.
Sheikh Abdel Sattar Baziya in Anbar province said tribal fighters had killed
foreign fighters and captured 40 others during a week-long drive.
In Khan Bani Saad, a man
was killed when a roadside bomb blasted his car.
At an Iraqi army checkpoint in Tal Afar, a
suicide car bomber killed at least 17 and wounded 13. Four soldiers were
among the dead and another four among the wounded.
two and wounding four, mortar rounds struck a home in Iskandariya.
In Mosul, gunmen
killed two, including a woman, in separate incidents.
Near the Syrian border at Sinjar, two Yezidi laborers
were killed and two others wounded by gunmen.
In Baaj, gunmen killed
a contractor and two of his employees.
A gunman attacking an army checkpoint in
Ishaqi was killed. Four soldiers were wounded in the attack.
In Mahawil, the child of a Shi’te tribal sheihk was
injured by a bomb blast.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis