Updated 6:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 26, 2006
The end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan was thought to mark the beginning
of a more peaceful time in Iraq; however, the killings and attacks continue
at only a slightly decelerated pace. Today at least 49 Iraqis were killed
and another 39 were injured in ongoing violence throughout the country.
No foreign military deaths were reported, but one U.S.
soldier is still MIA, and U.S. forces launced an air raid on Sadr City.
In Baghdad, Iraqi forces launched a raid
against "death squads" based in the Sadr City section of the capital.
When they came under fire, the Iraqi troops asked for American support. U.S.
air strikes then killed
ten and wounded
20. Elsewhere in the capital, a roadside bomb wounded
two policemen in the Camp Sara neighborhood, and four
handcuffed bodies bearing gunshot wounds and evidence of torture were found
in the Yarmouk district. Searches continue for a kidnapped
On the Syrian border at Husaybah, two suicide car bombers were killed and
another was injured after they detonated their cargo at a market. A bystander
was also wounded.
and gagged corpses were found in Mahmudiya.
In Tal Afar, three
soldiers were killed and another two wounded when a bomb exploded in the
home they were entering.
A suicide truck driver set off his explosives near a hospital in Baquba; two
policemen were killed and three civilians were wounded. A
policeman and another Iraqi were killed in separate incidents in the Garf
In Yusufiya, a mortar killed
one man and wounded three others.
were killed in Balad Ruz when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle. Other
an unspecified number of people in the area.
In Diwaniya, four
people were wounded when a grenade was tossed at their home. Also, gunmen
wounded three policemen and killed an Iraqi soldier in separate incidents.
bodies were recovered in the Al-Khensa area of Suwayrah. The dead men were
handcuffed and bore evidence of torture as well as gunshot wounds. One was identified
as a previously kidnapped electric company security guard.
and shot bodies were found scattered around Mosul.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis