Updated 11:15 p.m. EDT, Oct. 19, 2006
Today, at least 120 Iraqis were killed and 179 more were wounded in
ongoing violence. Three
American soldiers were reported killed, one
Marine died, and three more soldiers were injured.
died "from enemy action" in Anbar Province today. The U.S. military
also reported that an American
soldier died "from wounds sustained during enemy action" yesterday
in Anbar Province. Another
was killed in Baghdad when gunmen attacked his patrol on Wednesday, and
in Balad was killed by a roadside bomb blast. Also, this morning three
U.S. soldiers were injured when a roadside bomb on Baghdad’s Al-Jomhouriya
Street blasted their tank.
In Baghdad, 27
bodies were discovered in various parts of the city this morning. In the
Ghandeer district, four
people died and 13 were wounded after a booby-trapped car exploded. In the
Doura district, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed
three policemen and two civilians; nine
civilians and three policemen were also wounded. Another roadside bomb and
a car bomb in the New Baghdad area were used in an attack on a police patrol;
died and five others were wounded, including a policeman. A pair of roadside
bombs outside the Iraqi National Theatre in central Baghdad wounded
two people. In a separate incident, gunmen attacked a police station, killing
four policemen and wounding 10 civilians. Gunmen also killed an
employee of the Ministry of Higher Education in downtown Baghdad. A bomb
attack against a convoy in the Saydiyah neighborhood killed
five people. Gunmen there also killed
Colonel Basim Qasim and Brigadier General Kadhim Mahdi of the border police
In Mosul, a suicide bomber blew up a fuel truck, killing
13 and wounding 25 others at a police center and neighboring gas station;
40 cars were reportedly destroyed. Rebels fired mortars at a different station
shortly thereafter, killing
nine. A car bomb targeting a U.S. military convoy instead killed
A roadside bomb killed
four and wounded one other person in Kut. Police found seven
tortured and shot bodies on a road outside town.
In Mahmudiya, several mortar rounds blasted a residential neighborhood, killing
two and wounding three members of one family. Just outside of town, mortars
fell on a separate village; two
people were killed and four others wounded. Four
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were also found in the city.
In Kirkuk, a suicide car bomber blew up his explosives at the entrance to
the Al-Mansour Mosque as Iraqi soldiers were waiting to collect their salaries;
were killed and 60 others were wounded; among the dead were Colonel Abdul-Wahhab
Aziz and his son. Separate roadside bombs targeting police patrols wounded
four, including a civilian. A bomb at the the headquarters of the First
Legion for Infrastructure took the lives of two
Iraqi soldiers and injured four others. Also, an
unknown number of gunmen were killed in a southern suburb.
a man during an attack in the town of Diwaniya.
In the southern Maysan Province, eight
were wounded in clashes between militiamen and police. The situation there
is potentially explosive as retaliatory strikes and kidnappings follow the death
of the head of intelligence for the Maysan provincial police force, Ali Qassim
Iraqis were killed, including two policemen, in clashes between police and
rebels in Basra. Eight
others were wounded, but 17 kidnap victims were freed.
At a busy market in Khalis, a roadside bomb blast killed
10 and injured 20 shoppers shortly before the Iftar, the meal that breaks
the daily fasting during Ramadan.
In Baquba, three
police officers were killed in clashes with gunmen.
Also an unspecified
amount of militiamen were killed in clashes with security and tribal forces
Compiled by Margaret Griffis