Updated at 11:20 a.m. EST, Nov. 1, 2006
In the latest developments in war-torn Iraq, 80 Iraqis were killed and another
37 were wounded in violent acts. At least 40
more Iraqis are reported kidnapped in one incident alone and
the U.S. military also reported two more American servicemember deaths
American soldier was killed by small arms fire at about 5:00 p.m. yesterday
in Baghdad. The other soldier
was killed about a half-hour later elsewhere in the capital, when a roadside
bomb exploded. Also, an Iraqi
translator working for U.S. forces was killed in Diwaniya. U.S. forces also
a suspected al Qaeda member in Balad.
Near Tarmiya, gunmen attacked a convoy of minibuses heading toward Baghdad;
40 are missing
and believed kidnapped. Also, a senior
judge in Samara was kidnapped from his home.
A suicide car bomber in the Shaab neighborhood drove his car into a Shi’ite
wedding party; at least 15 were
killed and other 19 were wounded. Five
militiamen were killed and one was detained when coalition forces raided
their Baghdad building; they are suspected of being members of al Qaeda. In
the Doura district, a roadside bomb killed
a policeman while wounding three others. A car bomb at a Sadr City entry
three and wounded seven.
Five unidentified bodies, including a woman’s, were so far discovered in
eastern Baghdad; they were found bound, blindfolded, and showing signs of torture.
bodies were recovered from the Tigris River at Suwayra, where this is a
common occurrence. Five
more bodies, believed to be militiamen, were also discovered in an orchard,
which was the scene of clashes between police and gunmen several days ago.
which were bound, gagged and shot, were discovered in Baquba. A policeman
and young boy were killed and four others wounded during clashes between
police and gunmen. A second police
officer was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a
patrol in a separate incident. Two
shop-owners were shot and wounded by a suspected Mahdi Army member, and
at least four
other people were shot and killed by gunmen throughout the city.
In Falluja, an Iraqi
Army soldier died during clashes with gunmen. Also a roadside bomb killed
one policeman and one civilian, another two civilians were wounded.
During clashes in Tal Afar,
four gunmen and an Iraqi soldier were killed.
The morgue at Kut received 10
bodies. Five of them were allegedly were killed during a raid by U.S. forces
In Mosul, three
Iraqis were killed when their car approached a U.S. patrol.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis