In the wake of U.S. elections and the lifting of curfews, the persistent violence
in Iraq resumed at an accelerated pace. At least 199 Iraqis were killed or
reported dead and 137 more were injured in various attacks around the country.
Three foreigners either serving in the Coalition or working alongside it were
also reported killed, including one U.S. soldier and one Marine. Three
other U.S. soldiers were also wounded.
soldier was killed and three others wounded in the same incident in
Kirkuk Province. Also a Marine
died due to wounds received from enemy action in Anbar Province. It
was also reported today that a British athlete working for a private security
company in Iraq was
killed Monday in a multiple-vehicle collision caused by a roadside bomb
blast. Coalition forces also reported attacking an al Qaeda cell in the Muqdadiya
suspects, possibly of foreign origin, were killed and a policeman was rescued.
suspects were killed and 48 more detained in a Coalition raid in Ramadi.
Also, the Multi-National Force reported that a joint Iraqi and Coalition force
came under attack near Dugmat on Nov. 6; eight
gunmen were killed in the ensuing battle. MNF also reports that 38
other militiamen were killed and nine more wounded a day earlier due to
a gun battle involving Multi-National Division soldiers.
In the greater Baghdad area, 29
bodies, probable victims of sectarian violence, were discovered late Tuesday
into Wednesday. Mortars killed eight
people and wounded 20 when they fell on a Sadr City district soccer game.
Another mortar fell in the Shi'ite Kadhimiya neighborhood, killing
two and wounding eight. A mortar round also fell in the al-Qahira district,
one and wounding six. Two mortars struck al-Amin square in central Baghdad
eight people. Two more fell on the nearby Ministry of Health building, killing
three and wounding eight. And in the Sunni Adhamiya neighborhood, mortars
and wounded 12 others.
There was a spate of car bombings around Baghdad as well. In the southwestern
Amil district, a car bomb killed
three and wounded three others. A car bomb in an unspecified northern neighborhood
and wounded six. Yet another car bomb wounded four
police commandos in the eastern Baladiyat district. A car bomb targeting
a southern checkpoint killed
a member of the National Police. And a car bomb in the Mansour neighborhood
and wounded three. Also, a Shi’ite bakery was the scene of a gun attack
man was killed and four others injured.
In Baquba medical authorities reported the discovery of 38
unidentified bodies in the city’s cemetary. Another twelve
people were killed and six wounded in separate incidents: Gunmen killed
four people, and a roadside bomb killed four others. Outside of town, two policemen
were killed, and in nearby Khalis a father and son were shot dead.
In a Mahmudiya marketplace, a car bomb killed
six people and wounded 28 others.
bodies were discovered scattered around Mosul.
A suicide car bomber exploded his cargo near a U.S. convoy in Ramadi, but
were wounded instead.
A car bomb in Muqdadiya killed
four people and injured six others. Near town, gunmen killed
four related people including two policemen.
Clashes between two Sunni tribes in Dhida resulted in five
In a small village near Kirkuk, clashes between gunmen and the Iraqi army
resulted in nine
dead gunmen and one
wounded Iraqi soldier.
A roadside bomb near a house in Iskandariya killed a
man and his 13-year old son.
In Tikrit, two
police lieutenants were killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis