Updated at 6:25 p.m. EST, Nov. 1, 2006
lift in war-torn Iraq, the violence slowly returns. At least 67 Iraqis
were killed or found dead today and another 61 were wounded in several
locations throughout the country. The deaths of two coalition soldiers,
one American and one British, were also announced.
The U.S. military reported that an American
soldier was killed late Monday night in northwest Baghdad after a roadside
bomb struck his vehicle and injured him. A British
soldier was also killed when a coalition base in Basra came under attack
from small arms fire. Recently, staff members from the British
consulate in Basra were evacuated due to recurrent mortar attacks. Coalition
forces also reported killing
two al Qaeda suspects and arresting another two in a gunbattle in Baiji.
In the capital, 10
bodies were found late Monday and early Tuesday; some showed the usual signs
of torture. Five
people were killed and another 26 wounded by falling mortars this morning
in the Azamiyah district. Later in the same neighborhood, an explosion of unknown
origin killed 17
and injured 20 at the Greyaat Cafe. Also, gunmen attacked a Civil Defense
center in southeastern Baghdad; four
people were kidnapped but two were later released.
bodies were fished out of the Tigris at Suwayrah; they were bound, blindfolded
and bore gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
In Kirkuk, gunmen shot
dead a policeman.
and severed head were discovered in Mahmudiya.
In Falluja, a roadside bomb that was targeting a U.S. patrol killed
three civilians instead; eight
others were wounded. A second source placed the numbers of dead and injured
at seven and 10 respectively.
In Basra, a bomb attack killed
one and wounded seven others.
Iraqi soldiers were killed in separate events involving a sniper and a roadside
bomb in the town of Karmah.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis