Updated at 11:13 a.m. EDT, Oct. 22, 2006
Marines were killed during operations in Anbar Province today; the Military
reported they died "from enemy action." A soldier
from El Salvador was killed and four others injured when they were blasted
by a roadside bomb. Also, 82 Iraqis have been killed and 102 have suffered
injuries. Hostilities between Iraqi police and the Al-Mahdi Army erupted
in Suwayra but ended in Amarah. Bomb blasts in the capital resumed after a quiet
In Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives on an Iraqi
bus packed with holiday shoppers; five
passengers were killed and 15 were injured. The blasts from two booby-trapped
three civilians and wounded nine others near a mosque in a western neighborhood.
Over in a northern section of the capital, two
civilians were killed and five were injured when a car loaded with explosives
blew up. A car bomb targeting a police patrol killed
one civilian and wounded three others. On Cairo Street, a car bomb wounded
four people. Another car bomb in the Amil district of the capital wounded
two others. The bodies
of four kidnapped electrical workers were delivered to a morgue.
In Suwayra, clashes between the Al-Mahdi Army (a.k.a. Al-Sadr Militia) and
Iraqi forces killed
nine people and wounded an Iraqi police captain. Also, an American helicopter
dropped four missiles on the militia’s office, killing
six people. A quarrel between a policeman and a militiaman is said to have
A roadside bomb planted in Mosul’s marketplace exploded and injured
two police officers and a woman.
U.S. forces killed
a suspected Al Qaeda member during a raid in Ramadi.
dead a policeman in Kirkuk.
In Hawija, gunmen killed
two Iraqi soldiers.
A market in Mahmuhdiya suffered a double attack. First, booby-trapped bicycles
were detonated, then a dozen mortar rounds fell on the marketplace. At least
were killed and another 52 were wounded.
least two people were killed and four were wounded during gunfights between
rival Shi'ite militias in Hamza.
Madaen was the scene of more
clashes between militia and police; however, no casualties were reported.
Clashes between Sunni and Shi'ite tribes left nine
dead and three wounded.
bodies were found in unspecified locations or from the Tigris River.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis