The violence in Iraq continued on Sunday and overnight Saturday leaving at
least 107 dead and 70 wounded. Among the dead are two American soldiers, a senior
Iraqi police official, a police chief and a Shi'ite cleric. This includes US/Iraqi
fighting in Diwaniya resulting in the deaths of 30 militiamen.
soldiers were killed in separate incidents. An explosive device killed a
soldier assigned to a combat team in Mosul; the location of the death was not
released. A second soldier died from small-arms fire northwest of Baghdad.
In Baghdad: The body of Col. Thamer Salman, a senior police official in the
internal affairs department of Iraq's Interior Ministry, was found; he
had been shot to death. A bomb targeting a police patrol injured
20 in Nasr Square. Another roadside bomb in Tyran square killed
one and injured nine others. Six
Iraqi police were wounded by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad. In the
Wazariya neighborhood, a mortar blasted a police patrol; one
officer was killed and two others wounded. Another roadside bomb in a southern
one police officer. And two simultaneous bombs wounded
up to 20 Iraqis. An explosion wounded six near Mustansiriya University.
The others were injured in nearby Victory Square.
Also in the capital, Police recovered the bodies
of 15 people who were shot to death and possibly tortured. Gunmen also shot
dead cleric Abdul Hadi Muhiey, the Iman of a Shi'ite mosque. Three
more bodies were pulled from the Tigris River; they were shot and showed
signs of torture. Gunmen killed
an employee of the Sharqia satellite channel, while he was driving his car
in the Yarmouk neighborhood and an Iraqi soldier in the Mansour district.
In Mosul: Gunmen killed
a Kurdish lawyer and the mother of a man who works with the city police.
Outside the city, gunmen
killed five including three who work at a military base.
a combined force of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed
30 members of the Shi’te militia.
Outside a hospital in Muqdadiya, a suicide
bomber detonated his explosives, killing two people and wounding seven.
In Baquba, five
people were killed in separate gun attacks.
A roadside blast in Tikrit killed
four civilians and wounded two others.
In Samarra, gunmen shot
to death an Iraqi policeman and his 8-year-old son as they left a mosque.
Mortar rounds killed
one and wounded two others in Iskandariya.
At Jurf al-Sakhar, gunmen attacked a police patrol recovering a dumped body.
a farmer in Ishaqi.
In Baiji, gunmen killed
a university student.
In Khaldiya, police found three
dumped bodies. They were blindfolded, shot and showed evidence of torture.
The police chief of Rabia, Colonel Yahya Hamed Raheem, was killed
by a roadside bomb near the Syrian border.
In Diyala, Iraqi authorities announced the deaths
of at least 13 al-Qaeda operatives during the last few days.
A roadside bomb in the province of Salaheddin killed
In Haditha, gunmen
killed five people.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis