Updated at 6:10 p.m. EDT, Sept. 22, 2008
At least 40 Iraqis
were killed and 18 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Half the dead
were recovered from mass graves in Diyala province. Also, a U.S.
soldier was killed during an armed attack yesterday in Baghdad. Meanwhile,
a U.S. federal appeals court ordered
pictures of prisoner abuse to be made public.
Three mass graves containing
about 20 bodies were discovered
in Diyala province. Many mass graves have been found there. Some date to
recent sectarian cleansing while others date to the Saddam era. The details of
these graves were unreported.
In Baghdad, three
people were killed and five more were wounded during a bombing in Karrada.
In Tobchi, shelling left one
dead and four injured. Four
civilians were wounded in Nafaq al-Shurta when a bomb planted in a
car was detonated. Three
bodies were found in as many neighborhoods. Also, a large amount of TNT was
U.S. forces killed
one undercover policeman and wounded a second in Fallujah.
children were killed and three were wounded when a roadside bomb was detonated.
Two bodies were brought
in to the morgue. Gunmen killed
two Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. A roadside bomb injured
one civilian. Also, six suspects were detained.
A body bearing torture marks
was recovered in Suwayra.
The Iraqi army killed
two suspects and detained 81 others across Iraq.
Seven suicide cell
suspects were netted in
In Karbala, demonstrators protested
against the transfer of the provincial security chief to Diyala. The chief denied
receiving official notification of the transfer.
Police in Kut captured
a wanted man who had been sentenced to death in absentia for murder and other
crimes. Ten suspected gang members were detained.
In Hafriya, 32 suspects were arrested.
In Basra, Iraqi army forces detained
11 suspects during searches for men connected to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
These raids follow a March "confrontation" between the Iraqi army and the Mahdi
army in which followers of al-Sadr claimed they were being unfairly targeted.
Fighting broke out across southern Iraq and into Baghdad. The violence ended when
both sides agreed to an Iran-brokered truce.
Compiled by Margaret