Updated at 11:05 p.m. EST, Oct. 29, 2006
At least 94 Iraqis were killed in today’s violence. Another 25 are
known injured. No foreign deaths were reported, but two Iraqi journalists
were murdered in the capital. Also, Prime Minister al-Maliki’s vehicle was attacked
by gunmen, but he was not present. The deputy governor of Baghdad’s vehicle
was blasted by a roadside bomb; he was uninjured. Also, the British
consulate at Basra is being evacuated due to safety concerns and repeated
In Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s bodyguard
was shot and wounded while in a government vehicle; the prime minister was
not present. At least 25
bodies were found today; among them were
two al-Aytaf TV announcers. Gunmen killed
two policemen in central Baghdad. In the Cairo suburb, gunmen using machine
guns fire upon a police vehicle near the Al-Nida mosque; two
policemen were killed and a third seriously wounded. Also, a roadside bomb
targeting a deputy governor of Baghdad failed to injure him, causalities
were reported. A double bombing occurred in the Furat district, injuring
one woman and a car bomb killed
two policemen and injured two more in a separate incident in the Binoog
people were killed and four others were injured when mortars fell near the
Institute of Technology.
U.S. forces and Iraqi police killed
17 suspects during an airstrike and ground clashes near Balad. In Tal al-Thahab,
a village near Balad, gunmen killed
three Iraqi soldiers.
were found in Falluja, including that of a policeman.
In Baquba, a roadside bomb killed
five soldiers in an army patrol. Elsewhere, gunmen killed
two policemen and a civilian. About 15 miles outside the city, gunmen attacked
a convoy of Sunni pilgrims on their way to Mecca; at
least one person died. East of the city, police reported the murder
of a woman and the abduction of her grandchildren.
A bomb exploded near a primary school in Samarra, wounding
In al-Shirqat, a roadside bomb blasted
to death a police officer.
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk wounded
two people, including a policeman.
In Diwaniya, Maitham Taqi al-Asadi who translated for U.S. forces was
killed by gunmen.
An explosive device blasted a police patrol in Irbil; three
were injured, including a policeman.
were kidnapped from a Basra police acadamy this morning; their bodies were found
in the afternoon. In the Banks district near Basra, a car bomb near the Mar-Youssef
civilians were killed, three were injured and the church received heavy
were discovered in Mosul. One belonged to a police officer, another to an off-duty
Compiled by Margaret Griffis