Updated at 8:10 p.m. EDT, Sept. 23, 2008
At least 19 Iraqis
were killed and 27 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The bombings continue
in Baghdad, but not as many were reported there as in recent days. Also, a U.S.
soldier was killed during a small arms attack in Salman Pak.
attacked a U.S. patrol in Salman Pak, killing
U.S. one soldier and injuring three more. Four
gunmen were killed when U.S. troops returned fire. Reports from Iraqi police
state that two U.S. soldiers were killed and that they were in the process of
searching an Iraqi woman.
In Baghdad, one
person was killed and three others were wounded when a bomb was detonated
on Nidhal Street. A pipe bomb in Suleikh left four
people wounded, mostly children. A pair of roadside bombs in Ameriya wounded
an Awakening Council member and his son. One
dumped body was found. Six "special groups" suspects were captured.
Also, a man
was killed yesterday in Adhamiyah when a bomb blew up under his car.
On Sunday, two
people were killed in a shootout, also in Adhamiyah.
people were wounded when gunmen blew up the home of a Sunni Arab parliamentarian;
the lawmaker is
on the provincial elections law committee. A stray bullet left one
man dead. One body bearing
gunshot wounds was discovered. Another body
was found separately. Three suspects were detained.
Also, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol left no
Gunmen blew up a home belonging to a displaced family that
had just returned to Baquba. One
woman was killed and eight other family members were wounded.
bomb killed a man in Iskandariya.
His wife and son were wounded
Two people were
killed in roadside bomb blast in Khanaqin.
U.S. forces accidentally killed
an Awakening Council leader while looking for gunmen. The troops had come
under small arms fire after a roadside bombing. No U.S. causalties were reported.
A man killed
a suspect and wounded a policeman when he attacked them at a courthouse in
Suleimaniya. The dead man was accused of killing a Kurdish family.
Basra, a man
planting a bomb was killed when it was detonated prematurely. Another bomb
left an unknown number
A weapons cache was found
in Makhmour. A bomb was defused
U.S. forces detained
three wanted men and four other suspects across Iraq.
A man suspected
of being an al-Qaeda leader was detained
The Interior Ministry has hired
2,000 Awakening Council members to work as policemen in Diyala province.
Another 3,000 jobs as soldiers are reserved for them as well.
media law was passed in
the Kurdish Autonomous Region. Earlier versions that punished journalists
for defamation and other offences were rejected due to public outcry.
military news, a judge has ordered
the U.S. military to honorably discharge a soldier who had a religious awakening
while in Iraq that left him a conscientious objector to war. Meanwhile, almost
1,500 U.S. detainees have been so far released
in September under a Ramadan amnesty plan.
Compiled by Margaret