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October 28, 2006
Saturday: 91 Iraqis, 1 Marine Killed; 1 Coalition Soldier, 129 Iraqis Injured

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 Tigris River.

A body was fished out of a river near Numaniya; it bore gunshot wounds and evidence of torture.

In Khalis, gunmen fired on a commuter bus carrying mourners from a funeral in Sadr City. Five were killed.

Gunmen killed a former member of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party in Wihda.

Two soldiers and one civilian were killed plus another three civilians were wounded during clashes between the Iraqi army and militiamen in Falluja.

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.

Five people, including a policeman, were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a municipal building in Dujail.

One policemen 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 then shot 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.

Three 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.

Two 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, a policemen was killed at a checkpoint.

Two civilians died during an attack by gunmen in Muqdadiya.

Also, 11 soldiers traveling in a minibus were kidnapped in Udhaim.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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