Updated 10:50 a.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2006
In Iraq, Eid al-Fitr continued today and so did the attacks. Even though the
violence was tempered by the holiday, 54 Iraqis were killed and another 52
were wounded. The U.S. military reported that a Baghdad-based soldier
died at 2:15 a.m from an explosive device planted in the city. A sailor
Marines were killed on Monday due to "enemy action" in western
Anbar Province. An
American soldier is still missing in the capital; gunmen reportedly
him from a relative's home.
In Baghdad, 14
bodies were found throughout the city or in the Tigris River. Clashes between
gunmen and police at the Diyala bridge left three
dead and 12 wounded. In the Zaafaraniya neighborhood, clashes between gunmen
and police left two
civilians dead and eight others wounded. A bomb inside a Sadriya district
ice cream shop killed
one and injured seven others, while in northern Baghdad, a bomb laden car
that was parked between a mosque and a coffee shop killed
two and injured 11 others when it was detonated. Another car bomb killed
two and wounded three in the Hurriya neighborhood.
In Falluja, U.S. troops mistakenly killed
four Iraqi firefighters after receiving a report that a firetruck had been
In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb targeting an Iraqi army patrol killed
two soldiers and wounded another. Meanwhile, separate roadside bombs wounded
three policemen and two civilians. A
bodyguard and five children were injured when an explosive device set near
a police station was detonated.
more policemen met their deaths at the hands of militiamen in Amarah, where
Shi’ite on Shi’ite revenge attacks have occurred since the death of a police
official last week.
In Anbar, the U.S. Army killed
six gunmen and arrested four others after a firefight.
died near the Syrian border when a bomb exploded at a market in the town
Police in Amarah reported two
officers had been killed by militiamembers.
The U.S. military reported the following day that 12
people were killed with "precision munitions" as they were traveling
in a car. The 12 were suspected of preparing to plant a roadside bomb.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis