MOSUL - Gunmen killed a family of five, including two children, after entering
their home in the al-Zanjeeli district of Mosul 390 km north of Baghdad, a
hospital source said.
MADAEN - The bodies of eight fruit traders were found
with their throats slit by a road in Madaen, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad,
said Ahmed Diabil, a spokesman for Najaf province. The men, who were from Najaf, died on Monday.
RAMADI - Gunmen killed one of the bodyguards of the governor of Anbar in a drive-by shooting in the restive Sunni stronghold, west of Baghdad, police said. The governor was not present during the attack.
MUQDADIYA - Fifteen people were wounded in a mortar attack on a market in
Muqdadiya, 100 km (60 miles) northeast of Baghdad, police and hospital sources
NEAR KIRKUK - Gunmen killed two people on the main road near Kirkuk,
250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
BAGHDAD - The body of Dawoud Salman, an employee in the Shi'ite Endowment, a religious foundation that cares for mosques, was found in the southern Saidiya district of Baghdad, police said.
NEAR HILLA - The body of a man with gunshot wounds to the head was
found near Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
BAQUBA - Gunmen killed a police major and seriously wounded his driver as he was heading home in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of the capital, police said.
MOSUL - Gunmen killed a man in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.
YUSUFIYA - A civilian was killed and two wounded when a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol near Yusufiya, 15 km (9 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
And not a particularly bad day, relatively speaking.
"Last throes", Mr. Cheney?