Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 16, 2006
Five more American servicemen were killed and two others injured in Iraq over
the weekend. Also, an American GI, who had been injured in Iraq, died at a hospital
in the U.S. Details about the death of third soldier on Friday were also released.
This brings the total numbers of Americans dead due to fighting in Iraq to
15 since Friday. The daily body count for Iraqis was even grimmer: At
least 160 Iraqis died overnight Sunday and into Monday, while another
124 were reported wounded in various events throughout the country.
In separate statements from the US-led coalition in Iraq, officials noted that
Task Force Lightning Soldiers were killed and two others were wounded on
Sunday "as a result of enemy action while conducting operations in Kirkuk
pair lost their lives due to enemy action in Salah Ad Din Province as well.
soldier was also killed just north of Baghdad by an improvised explosive
device, which blasted his vehicle at 10:45 p.m. local time last night. Details
about the death
of another soldier on Friday in Baghdad were released. Also, a GI at Walter
Reed Hospital in D.C. finally succumbed
to injuries sustained during a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad last September.
He reportedly died on Friday.
Over the weekend, at least 15 American servicemen died. Along with the six
reported today, two Marines died on Sunday and one on Saturday in Anbar Province.
Three soldiers and an airman died in Baghdad on Saturday. Also, two soldiers
died on Friday in separate incidents or southwest of the capital.
In Baghdad, Imad al-Faroon, the brother of a top prosecutor in Saddam Hussein’s
shot dead at his home. Air Force Brigadier Farouq
Atta was killed and two of his companions were injured yesterday in an attack
by gunmen in the Waziriya neighborhood. Also, an
employee of al-Iraqiya TV was shot dead.
Throughout the capital, 46
bodies bearing gunshot wounds and evidence of torture have been found since
Saturday night, including 11 bodies found at a dump in Sadr
City. In the Fadel neighborhood, clashes between gunmen and the Iraqi army
in Midas Square left three
civilians dead and another six wounded.
Three roadside bombs exploded near a bank in central Baghdad, killing
three and wounding seven. In the al-Jadida district, a car bomb blasted
a patrol near a bakery; seven
were wounded, including four policemen. Near the University of Technology,
a roadside bomb wounded
three Iraqi policemen. And just before Muslims broke their Ramadan fast
for today, two simultaneous car bomb blasts tooks
the lives of 20 Iraqis and wounded another 27 at a Shi'ite funeral in the
Just south of Baghdad, gunmen killed
one member of an oil protection force.
In Balad, the bodies
of 28 more Sunnis were discovered. Sectarian violence exploded after the
kidnapping-murders of 17 Shi’ites last Friday. At least 74 Sunnis have so far
been killed in retaliatory attacks. Also in the city, a mortar attack left three
Iraqis dead, including a child; five
others were injured.
The mayor of Suwayra reports that a car bomb killed
nine and wounded 35 near a bank in the town’s market. A security
guard and six Iraqi engineers were killed in a separate attack; three
people were also injured. During the attack, a policeman was kidnapped and
six others "went missing." Of the missing, four were rescued, one
was found dead, and the last is still unaccounted for.
In Mosul, gunmen
killed Raad al-Hayali, the media director in the education department, last
night, and hospital workers reported the recovery of two
bodies today. Gunmen also attacked a police patrol, wounding
In the Shi’ite town of Najaf, a roadside bomb targeted the head of the police
crime department, Mohammad Daeekh; one
bodyguard was wounded in the attack.
Gunmen killed two
civilians in Muqdadiyah.
In Baquba, the corpses
of three policemen were discovered. They were kidnapped upon their return
from a training course in Jordan. Another three
bodies were found. Seven
others were also killed and at least four wounded in separate incidents.
In Khalis, a policeman
and a civilian were killed in a drive-by shooting. Gunmen also shot
dead four and wounded seven civilians when they attacked a crowd of people
at a bus station. Last night, a bombing near a mosque left seven
wounded. On a road near Khalis, gunmen shot into a vehicle, killing
two and wounding one. Also, two of former Prime Minster Ibrahim al-Jaafari's
were killed by gunmen.
Gunmen stormed a home in Mahmuyida and killed
a Shi'ite family of five.
A policeman, guarding the electrical infrastructure in Madaen, was
killed in an attack on police.
In Basra, an Iraqi
security worker was injured when militiamen shot a rocket-propelled grenade
at an empty vehicle belonging to the British consulate.
Clashes between gunmen and military forces in Kirkuk left one
gunmen dead and four others injured. An Iraqi soldier
was reported killed in the fighting and two others were injured.
Also, in Duluiyah, a police officer noted that militiamen had moved into the
area to murder
an unknown number of Sunni men and boys.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis