Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 11, 2006
Early this morning, a American
soldier died from wounds received during a roadside bomb blast. Forty-four
Iraqis have also died and 96 were injured in other attacks, including an ammo
dump fire where a GI and an Iraqi interpreter were "slightly wounded."
According to a new study about to be published in the British journal The
Lancet, an estimated 655,000
Iraqis have died either directly or indirectly due to the U.S. invasion.
was rocked overnight after a mortar round hit an ammunition dump at a U.S.
base. Although blasts were heard through the night, there were only two
reported injuries--one American soldier and on Iraqi interpreter. Personnel
at the base in the Dura neighborhood had been moved to bomb shelters. The Islamic
Army in Iraq, a nationalist anti-occupation group, has claimed responsibility.
Throughout the capital other explosives were detonated: A car bomb near the
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs killed two
civilians and wounded 12. In the Ghandeer district, a car bomb targeting
a police patrol killed
two and wounded 10, including four policemen. Soon thereafter, another car
bomb blasted a police patrol at Mustansiriyah Square; two were killed and 16
wounded. Also, a booby-trapped car in a southern neighborhood caused the deaths
of two bystanders and injured 22 others, including eight policemen. In the
Al-Mansour district a civilian
was injured when two car bombs exploded. Three
Iraqis were killed and eight were injured by a car bomb in the Sara district.
A car bomb near an auto parts store in southwestern Baghdad killed
the store owner and wounded four pedestrians. In the Amil neighborhood,
a roadside bomb killed
five laborers and wounded six others. A roadside bomb exploded near the
Yarmouk hospital, killing
one and wounding six.
Also, a policeman
was shot dead in an unnamed part of the capital. In western Baghdad, gunmen
dead a member of the Iraqi national police force as he was driving in his
car. Gunmen also stormed a home in the Dura district; they killed
four and injured two other members of one family.
of seven men were discovered in Kut. Three were recovered from the Tigris;
the others were found elsewhere. All had been tortured and shot multiple times.
Also, a peasant
woman was killed by a bomb at a farm.
In Iskandariya, a roadside bomb blasted Brigadier Qais al-Mamouri’s convoy;
he is the chief of Babil police. He was not hurt, but his driver and two bodyguards
Gunmen stormed the home of Sheikh Raad Mutar Saleh in Suwayra and shot the
Mandanien religious cleric
In Falluja, gunmen shot
dead a policemen as he was standing in front of his home.
was shot dead in Kirkuk.
Near Baquba, gunmen killed
three and injured a three others when they sprayed the victims’ car with
bullets. In a separate incident, another man
was shot dead. In a third nearby village, gunmen killed
two and injured a third person on the main street.
Near Tikrit, a roadside bomb killed
one and injured another person.
Near Mosul, the headless
corpse of Amir Ayuub, a Christian priest, was found.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis