Updated at 11:20 p.m. EDT, Oct. 28, 2006
Reports place the number of Iraqi dead at over 77, at least another
55 were injured. Also, the U.S. military reported that five
American servicemembers were killed on Wednesday. Violence was tempered
by the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday; however, hotspots remain, especially in
the Diyala and Anbar provinces. The holy city of Najaf
is also on alert.
In Anbar Province, five
servicemembers were killed due to "enemy action." Among the dead
are a Sailor assigned to 3rd Naval Construction Regiment, two Marines with Regimental
Combat Team 5, and two Marines assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7. It was
not specified if the five died in the same incident.
According to relatives, a
journalist and his wife were killed in the Amariya district of Baghdad.
He used to be an employee for the former state news agency INA. Ten
bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds, were discovered in various neighborhoods.
The Multi-National Corps also announced that coalition forces killed
one militiaman and wounded three others in the Mansour district; the bodies
of two Iraqi citizens were discovered in the militamen's vehicle.
least 28 policemen, including a commander, were killed and another 25 were injured
when gunmen attacked their convoy near Baquba. Several officers were reported
missing and at
least 18 militiamen were killed and another 8 were wounded. Another attack
took place at a police station; six
officers were killed and 10 others were injured. The Iraqi army was called
in to support the police.
erupted in Muradiya, just south of Baquba, but no casualties were reported.
In Khan Bani Saad, a firefight left four
A suicide bomber injured
two Iraqi soldiers after detonating his belt in Tal Afar.
South of Mosul, gunmen
killed a local Arab official. Seven
bullet-riddled bodies were found scattered about town.
Gunmen in Basra wounded
Sheik Dhiyaa al-Ibadi and two bodyguards.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis