Updated 11:00 p.m. EDT, Oct. 13, 2006
At least 115 people have died and 39 others were wounded during continuing
violence in Iraq. Among the dead are two British contractors, the head of a
special operations unit, and a religious leader. Among the injured are 12 American
soldiers who were fighting in Mosul. Another soldier was injured in Baghdad.
Also U.S. military officials announced the death of a GI.
The Department of Defense today announced the death
of a soldier serving in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He died near
Tikrit on Sunday after a land mine detonated near his vehicle. In a separate
incident, a soldier
was injured in Baghdad, possibly on Wedenesday, according to the soldier's
family. A curfew was imposed on Mosul after a gunfight that followed a mortar
attack on a U.S. base. At least 12
American soldiers were injured and 12 militiamen killed.
Also in Mosul, police said that 10
"extremists" were killed when they tried to storm the governor's
building. One policemen also died. Six others were wounded.
In Baghdad, police found 36
bodies scattered throughout the city. A curfew
imposed every Friday on motor vehicles appears to be reducing the amount of
car bombs exploding during weekly Muslin prayers.
British security contractors were killed and their driver injured when a
roadside bomb blasted their vehicle on the road between Karbala and Najaf.
Hillah’s police station was the scene of a bomb explosion. Colonel
Salam al-Maamuri and five others died when a bomb planted inside the building
went off. Twelve others were wounded. Al-Maamuri was the head of the Scorpion
squad, a special operations unit.
Near Dhuluiya, the bodies of 14
workers were found in an orchard; they were bound and beheaded. The laborers
were from Balad and part of a group of 17 known kidnap
al-Assadi was gunned down near Basra. He was the head of a local Shi’ite
Near Suwayrah, gunmen killed
six peasants and two children, all female, in an orchard; two other women
were kidnapped. Two
guards from a sewage facility were found dead in a market.
In Kirkuk, Three
Shi’ite youths were gunned down next to a cigarette stand, and an off-duty
soldier was killed in front of his house.
A police corporal
was shot dead inside his home in Amara.
In separate events in Baquba, gunmen killed
five and wounded one, including a father and his two sons.
A suicide car bomber in Mazraa drove his car into a patrol and detonated it.
Iraqi soldiers were killed.
A morgue in Balad received the bodies
of seven men who had been shot.
Near Garma, two
bodies were discovered. They were shot and possibly tortured.
In Khan Bani Saad, a battle between Iraqi soldiers and militiamen left six
In other deaths, a detainee at Camp Bucca died
of an apparent heart attack.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis