Updated at 6:00 p.m. EDT, Oct. 14, 2006
The violence in Iraq continued late Friday and into Saturday. At least 125
were reported killed and another 19 injured. According to the U.S. military,
among the wounded is a soldier
who was seriously injured on Tuesday when a grenade was hurled at his Humvee.
American airman died today while working with Iraqi police in Baghdad and
a Marine died
from injuries sustained in Anbar province. Today, the Department of Defense
also announced the death
of a soldier in Mosul on Oct. 12; he was killed by an improvised explosive
device. The family of a Halliburton contractor
announced his death today; details of how or when he died were not released.
In Baghdad, police so far have found at least another 25
bodies scattered throughout the city; they were shot and possibly tortured.
shot dead Raed Qais al-Shammari, a journalist with al-Iraqiya TV. Also,
U.S. military officials admitted killing two
militiamen linked to Al-Qaeda on Oct. 12.
After a fairly quiet Friday, bombs began to explode throughout the capital
again: A roadside bomb wounded
two members of the National Police. Two
civilians were wounded in the Rashid district when two car bombs exploded.
Also, a mortar round hit a home in the Abu Chir neighborhood, wounding
five family members.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris River at Suwayra.
In Balad, the sectarian killings escalated; twenty-six
bodies were found throughout the city. Officials believe the killings were
in retaliation for the murders of 14 Shi’te workers on Friday. The 26 men had
from a market, tortured and shot in the head.
four in Baquba in separate incidents. The Iraqi Army also reported that
six gunmen and a female
bystander were killed during an altercation between U.S. and Iraqi forces
just outside the city. Nearby, seven
were killed when mortars hit their village.
In Khalis, gunmen killed
one policeman and injured a second officer.
Gunmen in Safiya killed
a Shi’ite family of 10. Five women and three children were among the dead.
In Khan Bani Saad, fighting left seven
people dead in addition to the six previously reported as wounded.
A Samarra shopkeeper
was shot dead in the city’s center.
In Diwaniyah, gunmen killed
a teacher, Mohammad Mohsin Al Marmadhi, during a drive-by shooting.
A former Baathist official was dragged from his home in Amara. His body
was later found.
In Hawija, clashes between the Iraqi Army and militiamen killed
two militants and injured five Iraqi soldiers. Mortar rounds also hit a
A Shi’te family of four
were killed when gunmen stormed their house in Mahmudiya.
In the Shi'ite village of Wahda, gunmen
killed four men and three women.
Today U.S. officials admitted to killing
a militiaman and arresting six others in Mahmudiya; the incident happened
on Oct. 12. Defense ministers also said that Iraqi troops had killed 10
militiamen either in two separate operations, one in Ramadi and the other
Compiled by Margaret Griffis