Updated at 12:40 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2006
In a relatively quiet day for Iraqi citizens, 78 Iraqis are known dead and
another 44 have suffered injuries due to ongoing violence in the country.
The U.S. military announced that one American soldier died today and 10
American servicemen were killed on Tuesday. Also, the death of a British
security guard was confirmed today.
This afternoon an American
soldier died from small-arms fire south of Baghdad. The Dept. of Defense
also released information about 10 other servicemen who had died yesterday in
American soldiers were killed west of Baghdad when a roadside bomb blasted
their vehicle. Another roadside bomb left a
soldier dead just north of the capital. Another three
were killed and one injured as the result of "enemy action" in
Diyala Province. In Northern Baghdad, a
soldier was killed by small-arms fire, and a Marine
died in Anbar Province from "wounds sustained during enemy action."
The family of a British
security guard killed while on patrol announced today that the former army
commando died on Oct. 11 in Baghdad.
In central Baghdad, a car bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol wounded
five civilians instead. A roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded two others in the Yarmouk district. Eight
were wounded in downtown Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives
near the Higher Education ministry. A booby-trapped car on Kifah Street killed
one civilian and wounded 12 others. Gunmen shot dead
a police officer in eastern Baghdad. An explosive device in Maysalon Square
another policeman. And mortars fell on Algeria Square, killing
three people and wounding six others. And 31
more bodies were discovered dumped around the capital.
Near Hillah, a
police officer was found shot dead.
In Suwayra, gunmen
killed a policeman and a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.
was shot dead while he was escorting an electrical repair team. Also, three
bound and blindfolded bodies were recovered from the Tigris River.
On a highway between Amarah and Basra, Ali Qassim al-Tamimi, head of intelligence
for the Maysan provincial police force, was
killed along with four bodyguards when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle.
Near Kirkuk, three
Iraqi soldiers were killed and three others wounded by a roadside bomb.
The police captain of Baladiyat, Imad
Abbas, was killed when gunmen fired upon his car.
In Diyala, 20
more bodies were found on Wednesday, bringing the 24-hour total there to
a police officer in Fallujah.
In the al-Refae'e neighborhood, an official from the city of Mosul's real-estate
shot dead at his home. An explosion at a Kurdish National Alliance headquarters
guard dead and another injured. Another explosion injured
four in the Nabi Younis neighborhood.
In separate attacks in Tal Afar, two
civilians were killed by gunfire and four
women were injured in a bomb blast.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis