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October 29, 2006
Sunday: 94 Iraqis Killed, 25 Injured

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 mortar attacks.

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 neighborhood. Four 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.

Five bodies 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 eight people.

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.

Seventeen instructers 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 Church; two civilians were killed, three were injured and the church received heavy damage.

Three bodies were discovered in Mosul. One belonged to a police officer, another to an off-duty soldier.

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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