Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Oct. 17, 2006
In today's developments, at least 77 Iraqis have died and 49 more were injured.
The Department of Defense today announced the death
of an American soldier in Iraq; he died of non-combat related injuries
on Saturday. According to a news report also released today, the family of a
wounded sergeant revealed that one
British soldier was killed and another injured in Basra during
a mortar attack on Sunday.
In Baghdad, two
bound and blindfolded bodies were found early today in the capital; another
bodies were found later in various parts of the city. Mortar rounds fell
on Wathiq Square and in the Doura neighborhood; five
died and 20 were injured. A car bomb in the capital left one
policeman dead and three others injured.
and tortured bodies were found in Haditha.
Fatah al-Herki, a member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), was
killed in a drive-by shooting in Mosul. Gunmen also stormed the house of
the province governor's brother; one
man was killed and a policeman was wounded. In an incident just outside
the city, a senior Iraqi army
officer was killed by masked gunmen.
In Balad Ruz, gunmen stormed a Shi’ite home and killed
a woman and her four grown sons. The father
was also injured.
Authorities reported that three
militiamen were killed in a small arms firefight in Ramadi.
In Fallujah, gunmen shot dead
two policemen in their patrol car.
Ten people were killed
in separate shootings in Basra; the dead included four students and a well-known
In Kirkuk, two
suicide bombers blew themselves up near the police academy; there were no
other casualties reported.
A roadside bomb blast in Karmah killed
five Iraqi soldiers.
In Hillah, an attack on an electrical facility left one
technician dead and wounded five guards. Elsewhere in town, gunmen stormed
a home and kidnapped the son of a merchant.
A booby-trapped car in Al-Saydiya killed
two and injured 10 near the Shakir Al-Oboud Mosque.
In Balad, where sectarian violence expoded over the weekend, more
kidnappings have been reported. Al-Sharqiya TV also reports that bombs fell
in the Shutaita neighborhood. One
person was killed and five others injured.
In Samarra, Gunmen injured
Abdul Ghafour al-Samarrai's two nephews; he is an official at the Sunni
A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint in Shirqat. He killed
a soldier and wounded two others.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis