Updated at 11:45 a.m. EST, Nov. 2, 2006
Another 91 Iraqis were killed and 42 more wounded in violent acts today.
November's first U.S. military fatality occurred today west of Baghdad; a soldier
was killed when a roadside bomb blasted his vehicle. The U.S. military
also reported that a soldier
was killed by small arms fire and a Marine
died in a non-hostile incident, both in Anbar Province yesterday. The
family of a wounded
Marine today reported that he had been injured in Anbar on Monday. Several
assassination attempts occurred, some successful. Five high profile Iraqis
In Baghdad, the leader of the Iraqi National Party, Hazim al-Hemedawi, was
wounded along with two bodyguards, when gunmen attacked their convoy. The
house of Abdel Aziz Al-Hakim, the head of the parliamentary majority, was the
target of a mortar attack in the capital; three
bodyguards were injured. In an unspecified location west of the capital,
a former professor from an Anbar Province university was shot
dead by gunmen. Also, two
court officials were killed when a time bomb attached to their fuel tank
exploded as their vehicle crossed a bridge in Baghdad. The convoy of the security
advisor of the Governor of Sallaheddine Province was blasted by a roadside bomb
in Baiji; two
guards were wounded in the attack. Also, a U.S. airstrike killed
an alleged al Qaeda leader and his driver in Ramadi; Rafa Abdul Salam Hamud
Al Ithawi, also known as Abu Taha, was also the Emir of Shamiyyah. He was accussed
of harboring foreign fighters.
A member of the Transportation Ministry protection force was
kidnapped while visiting relatives in Rahsad, and a teacher was
abducted from his classroom at a school in Amarah. The head of Iraq's basketball
federation and coach to blind athletes is the lastest sports
figure kidnapped, and another
Sunni coach were abducted from a youth club. A police
colonel was abducted in the al-Selekh district of the capital.
bodies were found scattered in the capital; they bore the usual gunshot
wounds and signs of torture, which suggest sectarian violence. In the southern
Bayaa district, a bomb exploded in a minibus, killing
three and wounding seven. A roadside bomb killed
two and wounded seven people at a market in central Baghdad’s Shoran neighborhood.
In eastern Baghdad, a car bomb exploded, killing
a police officer and four civilians; seven people were also wounded. Also,
a mortar round landed in eastern Baghdad where the blast killed
a police officer and wounded two others. In separate shooting incidents,
clerk with the Ministry of Industry and a policeman were killed on their
way to and from work. Clashes in the Doura district left a policeman
dead and three others wounded.
During clashes between police and smugglers in the border town of Safwan, Sunni
Yasin al-Kubaisi and his son Ahmed were killed.
In Suwayra, ten
bodies were discovered in the Tigris River; one was beheaded.
were found in Mosul; one was charred, but the rest bore gunshot wounds. Gunmen
a policewoman, and a roadside bomb wounded
two other officers. Two
policemen were killed, three others wounded when a bomb blew up in the al-Aden
Two suicide bomb attacks north of Ramadi took
the lives of five policemen and wounded three others.
In Falluja, police found five
bodies bearing gunshot and evidence of torture.
of a man was found in Numaniya.
people were killed in unspecified and separate incidents in Baquba and Muqdadiyah.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis