Updated at 7:01 p.m. EDT, Sept. 18, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed and 34 more were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition
deaths were reported, but a helicopter crash that took the lives of seven U.S.
soldiers yesterday has been ruled
In military news, a U.S soldier charged with conspiracy to
murder has plead guilty
and received a 7-month sentence for his actions. Also, a parliamentary panel in
Germany is trying to determine
whether German spies contributed to the 2003 invasion of Iraq in such a way that
the information led to direct military action by the United States.
Baghdad, a bomb injured
seven guards in Mustansiriya. Two
policemen were wounded during a bombing in Karrada. In Doura, five
Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a bombing. A morter struck a garage in
leaving casualties. Two
bodies were found. Also, 48 suspects were captured.
In Mosul, two family
members were killed and two more were injured when gunmen stormed their home.
A man's body was found.
Clashes between gunmen and security personnel left one
bystander dead. A roadside bomb explosion killed
three Iraqi soldiers. A bomb blast injured
a policeman. Two retired
security personnel were killed in separate incidents. Police found
two bodies. Also, a university
student was injured during an attempted kidnapping.
A roadside bomb
blast injured two people
bodies were recovered near the Iranian border in Shawan. The two had
body was found near Kirkuk in Chiman.
A bomb blast in Suwayra
man with injuries.
In Tal Afar, a policeman
was injured during a bombing. Nine
civilians were wounded in a pair of bomb blasts. Also, gunmen attacked a family,
the man and injuring his wife and daughter, as they were picking up their
employee was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.
suspects were killed near Nasariya as they were rigging a car with
explosives. Police said that one of the men was a death squad leader.
groups" leader was killed and four other suspects were detained near Hilla.
by Margaret Griffis