Updated 9:00 p.m EST, Nov. 3, 2006
Authorities in Baghdad reported the discovery of 87
bodies scattered throughout the capital over a 36-hour period. This brings
the tally to 132 Iraqis killed and 14 wounded. In prominent deaths, the
body of journalist Abdul Majeed Ismael Khalil was discovered in Baghdad;
he was abducted last month. Gunmen also killed
singer Resan al-Sayab and television
journalist Ahmed Rasheed in separate incidents in the capital. U.S. forces,
conducting raids in the Mahmudiya area killed
13 suspected militiamen and destroyed various types of weaponry. In rare
good news, a Greek
kidnap victim is free and unharmed; the woman was in Baghdad delivering
medicine to a hospital when she was abducted.
In Baghdad, the harvest of corpses yielded 87
unidentified bodies and one severed
head over a 36-hour period ending Friday night. Many of the bodies showed
the typical signs of sectarian violence, which include handcuffing, blindfolds,
gunshot wounds and torture marks. This is the largest cache of corpses discovered
since the end of Ramadan. Gunmen in the Doura neighborhood shot
dead a taxi driver. In a separate incident nearby, a roadside bomb targeting
a police patrol wounded
three civilians instead. Also in Doura, mortars fell on a private home,
family members and wounding six. Three Katyusha rockets landed in a southern
one man and wounding nine others, which included women and children.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris at Suwayrah. Three
bodies were found in the Wadha area, and two
more bullet-riddled bodies were found outside Karmah.
In Kifil, a Shi'ite
sheikh was shot dead as he left his home.
A landmine killed
two juvenile shepherds and wounded three others in Kermashia.
At a police checkpoint in Numaniya, two
gunmen were wounded and a third arrested.
In the town of Manathira, Shiite cleric Sadiq al-Hakim’s bodyguard
was shot dead by gunmen.
were killed in central Kirkuk when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol.
Elsewhere in the city, a Sunni
preacher was shot dead.
In Zab, gunmen killed
a fuel station employee.
were reported after clashes between Iraqi police and gunmen in Madaen; however,
a roadside bomb killed
graves are being dug throughout the country for the victims of sectarian
violence. Authorities reported that almost 300 unidentified bodies have
been laid to rest in the cities of Kut and Karbala alone.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis