Eleven US soldiers killed in Iraq Thursday

DEBKAfile Intelligence

January 4, 2006, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Worst day of violence in four months claimed 120 Iraqi lives and 200 injured. Since New Year, 240 people have been killed in Iraq, 280 injured

On Thursday, 50 Iraqi Shiite Muslims died, 138 were injured in suicide bombing near Imam Hussein mausoleum in central Karbala south of Baghdad, where 85 pilgrims killed in Oct., 2004. In Ramadi, a suicide bomber killed at least 70 people and wounded 65 when he blew himself up near police and army recruits on Thursday. Insurgent saboteurs set fire to an oil pipeline near Kirkuk.