Updated at 6:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 23, 2006
American servicemembers were killed on Sunday and another six died
on Saturday. Also, a civilian
contractor was killed and four U.S. soldiers were injured when
a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle as it was traveling outside Baghdad. Another
three GIs were wounded in the Salahuddin Province. And as Ramadan winds down
in Iraq, at least 118 more Iraqis were killed and 62 others were wounded
in Sunday's violence. Eighty-two Iraqis died and 102 were injured on Saturday.
On Sunday the U.S. military reported that seven servicemembers were killed
in combat. The deaths
of three Marines on Saturday had already been reported. Another two
deaths were reported Monday; a Marine
and a soldier
were killed in separate incidents. West of Baghdad, two
soldiers were killed by small arms fire earlier Sunday. Another soldier
met his death when he was blasted by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad,
also Sunday. A roadside bomb killed
an unspecified MNF serviceman in western Baghdad, while a second unspecified
died from small arms fire in southwestern Baghdad. In the Salahuddin
American soldier was killed and another three were wounded during combat
late Saturday, and a Marine
was killed in Anbar Province. The military said he died from
wounds received during combat.
In Baghdad, 50
unidentified bodies were found scattered around the capital; many were bound,
tortured and/or shot. Six
people were killed and 20 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated
himself on Palestine Street. A roadside bomb left under a car near the Al-Arabi
market on Al Rashid Street killed
three and injured 6 other people; a few minutes later a mortar fell on a
nearby restaurant injuring
two people. A double blast killed
an unspecified number of people in eastern Baghdad; at
least four were also wounded. Three
others were killed and 14 more injured at a double bombing at the Shurja
market, Baghdad's oldest and busiest. Double bombings are a favored tactic because
the first explosion draws in spectators and first responders to be blasted by
Also in the capital, gunmen in the Yarmuk district killed
two street cleaners. In the Amil neighborhood, gunmen killed
a barber. And U.S. forces came upon a group of gunmen planting a roadside
bomb in the Doura district; five
of the men were killed and another was wounded after aircraft were called
to the scene.
Near Mahaweel, a roadside bomb blasted a car, killing
the civilian within it.
In Haditha, four
people were killed and five others wounded in clashes between U.S. forces
the man suspected of planting bicycle bombs at a Mahmudiya marketplace yesterday.
In Mosul, five
bodies, one belonging to a policeman and all bearing gunshot wounds, were
Gunmen in Kut killed
Ali Hussein Sultan al-Zargan, a former Baath party member.
In Shujeiriya, clashes between Sunni and Shi’te tribes left nine
policeman was killed and his son was injured by gunfire in Kirkuk. Mortars
also fell on the army headquarters, but no casualties were reported.
Near Baquba, gunmen attacked a police convoy. Fifteen
police recruits were killed, 25 were wounded and several were kidnapped.
Gunmen also killed
two random persons.
died in Karmah when the roadside bomb they were planted exploded prematurely.
In Khalis, Major
Ali Ahmed was killed by gunmen. His
driver and another were wounded.
bodies bearing gunshot wounds were found in Basra.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis