Updated at 6:52 p.m. EDT, Sept. 4, 2008
At least 8 Iraqis were
killed and 13 more were wounded during light attacks today. Two
U.S. soldiers were killed as well, during a bombing in Baghdad. Also,
U.S. forces detained another Iraqi journalist. He is the second one this week.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi says that elections will take
place this year.
U.S. forces have arrested
an Iraqi cameraman and three family members. He is the second journalist detained
this week and works for Baghdad TV, which is owned by a Sunni political group.
U.S. forces regularly detain Iraqi journalists but release them weeks or months
later without ever charging them with crimes. U.S. military officials maintain
they have the right to detain people indefinitely without charges so long as they
consider them threats to peace.
Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul-Mahdi said
that elections will take place later this year even if an election law is not
passed. The old law can be followed should a new law not be enacted before the
end of the month. The election could dramatically change the balance of power
In Baghdad, gunmen lobbed a grenade at an Adhamiya
checkpoint, injuring three people.
A roadside bomb injured
four people in Zaafaraniyah. Gunmen in Ur killed
a director general in the Transport Ministry. In Mansour, two
Iraqi soldiers were injured during a shooting at a checkpoint. Security forces
one suspect, freed one hostage, and detained 18 other individuals. Also, one
dumped body was found.
A previously reported bombing in Tikrit
left four Iraqi policemen wounded.
The number of casualties was unknown yesterday. A roadside bomb factory was discovered
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a 12-year-old Kurdish child. The body
of a policeman was discovered. Clashes left one
policeman dead. A policeman was arrested
in connection with a roadside bombing yesterday.
A roadside bomb blast
a woman south of Baquba in Maradiya.
U.S. forces killed
one suspect and detained 15 more in northern and central Iraq.
in separate locations within Missan province.
In Tal Afar,
an arms cache was discovered.
by Margaret Griffis