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September 24, 2008
Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 43 Iraqis Killed: 35 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:31 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2008

At least 43 Iraqis were killed and another 34 were wounded in the latest violence. Among them were 35 security personnel who were killed in a bold attack in Diyala province. Also, the Department of Defense reported that a U.S. soldier died from an non-combat illness.

A contentious debate over a provincial elections law ended today when Parliament unanimously passed the law. The main stumbling block had been indecision over a power-sharing scheme for multi-ethnic Kirkuk. Elections there will be postponed until those specific issues are resolved, but lawmakers hope that polls will open elsewhere before the end of January.

Gunmen ambushed a number of security personnel in Dulaimiyat, killing 35 of them. The bulk of the dead were policemen and Awakening Council members.

In Uthmaniya, gunmen attacked a checkpoint killing three policeman and wounding five others.

In Baghdad, a bomb planted on a car killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded six others in Shabb. In Fudhailiyah, seven Iraqis were injured during an attack on an American patrol. Gunmen wounded four people, including a brigadier general in the Interior ministry during an attack on their vehicle. A body was found in Ur. Also, 26 suspects were detained.

A bomb blasted a convoy carrying the security commander in Samarra. Six bodyguards were injured.

One policeman was killed and another was wounded during a raid in Khan Bani Saad.

Gunmen killed a school guard in Abara.

A roadside bomb wounded three policemen in Saidiya.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded two Iraqi soldiers. Police arrested two men who threw a hand grenade at a checkpoint; no casualties were reported. Four suspects were detained.

A weapons cache was found in Basra.

A man was killed while trying to plant a bomb in Kirkuk.

Also, an Iranian news agency reported that about 200 Shi'ite websites have been suffered cyber attacks


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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