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October 31, 2006
Tuesday: 80 Iraqis, 2 American Soldiers Killed; 37 Iraqis Wounded

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 today.

One 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 killed 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 point killed 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.

Five 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.

Eight bodies, 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 Shejeriyah.

In Mosul, three Iraqis were killed when their car approached a U.S. patrol.

 

 

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