Iraqi and US troops captured two senior al-Qaida militants in Diyala province.
Across Iraq bombings and shootings killed at least 32 people, including 10 who died in shootings in the predominantly Shiite city of Basra.(AP, 2/5/06) 2006 Feb 6, Police uncovered the bullet-riddled bodies of two Sunni brothers in Baghdad.A suicide car bomber blew up himself near a Sunni mosque in a market south of the northeastern city of Baqouba, killing one person and wounding.A 1 million ransom was demanded for their release.In all at least 80 Iraqis were killed or found dead across the country.A roadside bomb killed Mohammed Ali al-Hassani (52 the governor of the predominantly Shiite Muthanna province, along with his driver and guard.
The New York Times reported that the Iraq insurgency has become financially self-sustaining, raising tens of millions flat rate brothel hamburg of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, dirty work dead prostitutes corrupt charities and other crimes.Authorities reported that 45 bodies were received at the morgue, the apparent victims of sectarian death squads.The child also was killed.The attack occurred at the Amna and Shaheed Hamdi elementary schools in Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood.Gunmen fired on a taxi in Baghdad carrying a father and son, killing the boy.(AP, 8/29/06 AP, 8/30/06) 2006 Aug 30, A roadside bomb exploded in Baghdad's oldest and largest wholesale market district, killing at least 24 people and wounding.
In southern Iraq, British troops sealed off the border with Iran to prevent weapons smuggling.