Security Summary: November 16, 2006
Wreckage from a car bomb in Baghdad today
BAGHDAD - Passengers from up to six minibuses may have been abducted after being stopped at a fake security checkpoint in the capital, police and local residents said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb near a petrol station killed one person and wounded four in Palestine street in northeast Baghdad, police said. A separate car bombing near a court in the street killed two people and wounded five, an Interior Ministry source said.
BAIJI - Police found the bodies of two people shot and mutilated on Wednesday in the oil refinery city of Baiji, 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
YUSUFIYA - The bodies of four people were found with gunshot wounds in Yusufiya in the so-called "triangle of death" south of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A total of 20 bodies were found in different parts of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three in the al-Shorja area in central Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed one person and wounded four in the northern al-Qahira district of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.
BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked the convoy of the governor of Mosul, killing one guard and wounding four others in Mosul, police said. The governor was not in the convoy.
DIYALA PROVINCE - Two U.S. soldiers were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
DIYALA PROVINCE - A U.S. soldier was killed on Wednesday by small arms fire during combat operations in Diyala province, the U.S. military said on Thursday.
NEAR YUSUFIYA - U.S. forces killed nine insurgents and detained nine during a raid just south of Yusufiya, 15 km (9 miles) south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was shot dead in Baghdad on Tuesday, the military said.
MOSUL - Three insurgents were killed and one wounded on Monday when a roadside bomb they were trying to plant exploded prematurely in Mosul, the U.S. military said.
BAGHDAD - Gunmen opened fire on a bakery in eastern Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding two, police said.
BAGHDAD - A bicycle rigged with explosives near a petrol station killed a man and wounded another in the southwestern al -Amil district of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb targeted police commandos, killing one and wounding another near the national stadium of al-Shaab in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.