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.
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.
weapons cache was found in
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
by Margaret Griffis