Updated 11:15 a.m. EDT, Oct. 29, 2006
With the end of Friday curfews and the Eid al-Fitr holiday over, violence re-ignited
today in Iraq. At least 91 Iraqis were killed and another 129 were wounded,
so far. Today, the U.S. military reported that a Marine
was killed on Friday "due to enemy action" in the volatile
Anbar Province. Also, a Polish helicopter made an emergency landing after being
hit by small arms fire; an
unspecified Coalition soldier and another Iraqi soldier were injured
in the incident.
In Baghdad, 12 bodies thought
to belong to victims of sectarian violence were found scattered in different
locations. Mortars rained on the Abu Dshir neighborhood, killing
one and wounding at least 25 others. A rocket struck an outdoor market in
the Doura neighborhood; one
person was killed, 35 others wounded. A bomb in a minibus blasted one
person to his death and nine
others were wounded in the attack that occurred on Palestine Street in eastern
Baghdad. A roadside bomb wounded
two officers who were guarding an oil industry facility in eastern Baghdad.
And in the Sadr City district, a car bomb killed
one and wounded 11 others.
South of Baghdad, mortars killed
three and wounded five. U.S. troops killed
a suspect and detained ten others including a senior al Qaeda member, who
disguised as a woman, in a raid just south of the capital.
In Suwayra, five
bodies bearing gunshot wounds and signs of torture were fished out of the
was fished out of a river near Numaniya; it bore gunshot wounds and evidence
In Khalis, gunmen fired on a commuter bus carrying mourners from a funeral
in Sadr City. Five
a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in Wihda.
and one civilian were killed plus another three
civilians were wounded during clashes between the Iraqi army and militiamen
In Ramadi, a U.S. airstrike killed
six members of a single family, including three women and two children.
The military denied the airstrike, but reported that they had killed
an undisclosed number of militiamen with precision munitions and tank fire.
including a policeman, were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a municipal
building in Dujail.
was killed and three others were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near
their patrol in Mahdudiya.
At Nasariya, a Nepalese security
guard was wounded when gunmen attacked the electrical plant he was protecting.
Iraqi soldiers raided a home in Hawija; one
soldier was killed and three wounded in clashes with gunmen inside. At a
separate home, gunmen killed
Halima Ahmed Hussein al Juburi, the head of a woman’s organization, and
dead a police officer as they fled.
In Iskandariya, a car bomb exploded near a residential area, killing
at least five and wounded 20 others.
bodies were found in Baquba. Two were discovered in the central district,
the third in a river. All were thought to be victims of sectarian violence.
In two other incidents, gunmen killed
three and wounded a police major.
bullet-riddled bodies bearing evidence of torture were found on a road between
Kirkuk and Hawija.
In Shejeriyah, U.S. forces killed
15 militiamen during a raid on their hideout.
U.S. forces attacked Dhuluiya. Eleven
were killed and six were wounded.
In Kut, killed
the son of ex-brigadier Nasir al-Sadoun. Three
other relatives were also murdered in the home invasion. In a separate incident,
was killed at a checkpoint.
died during an attack by gunmen in Muqdadiya.
Also, 11 soldiers traveling in a minibus were
kidnapped in Udhaim.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis