Updated 5:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 28, 2006
Violence diminished dramatically during the three-day, feast holiday of Eid
al-Fitr, which ended yesterday. With various curfews in effect during today’s
day of prayer, violence is expected to stay low. Yet, 41 Iraqis have already
been reported killed today, while another 15 are known injured. Searches
are ongoing for the missing U.S.
soldier who was kidnapped earlier in the week. The military also reported
that an American
cavalry soldier was killed in the Diyala province. He was "injured
as a result of enemy action," but died later at a medical facility. Also,
the UK Ministry of Defence announced the death
of a British soldier in a traffic accident near Basra; no link to violence
In Baghdad, mortars struck the Saba'a Al-Boor district and injured
seven people. U.S. forces were also searching the Sadr City area for a missing
American soldier. Late Thursday and overnight into Friday, 11
bodies were found scattered throughout the capital.
At least five dumped
bodies were discovered in Mosul; two belonged to police officers. Four
were killed and five injured when their van was attacked upon their return
from a funeral in Najaf. Gunmen killed
two policemen in separate incidents; three civilians were killed in other
parts of the city.
Mortars fell on the Mussayab home of Abdul Nasir al-Janabi, who is a member
of parliament; a
woman was killed.
In Fallujah, a roadside bomb targeting a police vehicle killed
a policeman and wounded three others who were aboard the vehicle. Elsewhere
in town, clashes took place between Iraqi soldiers and gunmen, but no casualties
bodies, bearing gunshot wounds and signs of torture, were pulled out of
the Tigris in Suwayra and Kut.
At Hufariya, Iraqi troops stormed a militia hideout and killed
Compiled by Margaret Griffis