Updated at 7:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 15, 2006
In today’s news from Iraq, at least 94 Iraqis died or were reported dead. Another
89 were injured in violent acts throughout the country. Also, two Marines died
today in Anbar Province, three American soldiers died yesterday near Baghdad,
and a Multi-National Division soldier reportedly died Friday night, also near
U.S. officials announced that two Marines died from enemy action today in Anbar
more U.S. soldiers died on Saturday, and a Multi-National Division-Baghdad
died Friday night. The three were killed in a roadside bombing south of
Baghdad, and the MND soldier died in a separate incident near the capital. This
brings the weekend total up to eight American deaths. A Marine and an airman
were also killed in separate incidents reported yesterday.
In the Capital this morning, Interior Ministry undersecretary Hala Shakir
Salim survived a roadside bomb attack; however, three
bodyguards and four bystanders were killed. The Ministry runs the Iraqi
police forces. A separate bomb attack on a passing convoy of security contractors
Another roadside bomb wounded
two civilians in eastern Baghdad. A separate roadside bomb killed
one and injured two in the Amil district. Also, bomb blast on Ghadir Street
In Kirkuk, there were at least six bomb blasts, including one at the all-girls
al-Mallimin high school. There, suicide bomber detonated bombs strapped to his
people, including two girls, were killed. A different suicide bomber targeted
the Facilities Protection Service’s convoy; five
were killed and ten were wounded in that attack. Another suicide bomber
detonated his cargo in a marketplace in a southern part of the city; three
were killed and eight injured. Early estimates place the total number
of wounded at more than 70.
In Balad, 20
more bodies were found in addition to the 26 found yesterday. They are believed
to be in retaliation for the murder of 17 Shi’ites on Friday.
In Mosul, gunmen stormed a home. A married
couple and their two sons were killed. Their two
daughters-in-law were injured. In a separate home invasion, three
women and two men were killed. Gunmen also killed
Gunmen stormed a home in Latifiya, killing
a Shi’ite family of eight. Among the dead were two children, three women
and three men.
was killed in Suwayra, and two
more bodies were fished out of the Tigris River there.
In the old bazaar in Basra, a bomb injured
Near Falluja, four
tortured and shot bodies were found.
In Kut, clashes between gunmen and police, left three
officers wounded. Later, a civilian
was found dead in the same neighborhood.
At Tal Afar, a man wearing a bomb vest detonated himself near a group of policemen;
five were killed,
including three officers.
Near the Syrian border in Qaim, a man wearing a bomb-laden belt killed
eight at a marketplace.
Several incidents took place in Baquba, resulting in seven
others were also injured. Included in the tally are the deaths of two resident
Egyptians, who were shot by gunmen in the al-Tahrir district, and an Iraqi army
officer. Two brothers were injured as they transported goods across town.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis