Updated at 6:21 p.m. EDT, Sept. 6, 2008
A number of bomb attacks occurred
in Iraq today, the most significant one in Tal Afar. Overall, at least 25 Iraqis
were killed and 60 more were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also,
the U.N. representative in Iraq met
with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and stressed the need for provincial elections
to take place soon.
At least six
people were killed and 54 others were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded
in Tal Afar. The attack took place at the same outdoor market that suffered
a significant attack last month. The suicide
bomber took advantage of a traffic accident to harm as many onlookers as possible.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed
the head of an Awakening Council in Saidiya. Another four
deaths were reported in yesterday's attack on Ahmed Chalabi's convoy. Two
people were injured during shelling in Doura. Two
dumped bodies were found. Security forces reported that 24 people were detained,
one hostage was freed, and seven bombs were defused in the last day.
bomb in Buhriz killed
two people and wounded three others.
civilian was killed and another was wounded during a bombing in Baquba.
In Mosul, a policeman
working for the governor was killed when a bomb attached to a car was detonated.
body was found. Another bombing left no
Gunmen attacked a checkpoing in Garma. Two
policemen were killed, while two others were abducted.
killed a man in Iskandariya.
A body was found
In Kuweir, two
dumped bodies were found.
South of Nasariya in Sooq al-Shiokh,
a bomb near a mosque was successfuly defused.
U.S. forces detained 12
suspects across Iraq.
A cache of TNT was found
A meeting concerning Khanaqin was called
off due to lack of a quorum. A Fadhila party leader criticized
the prime minister's decisions so far.
Thirteen suspects were arrested
In Diyala, thirty detainees were released.
Iraqi forces raided
the home of a local councilman in Saidiya.
A special groups leader
Compiled by Margaret Griffis