Updated at 9:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 27, 2008
At least 13 Iraqis
were killed and another 29 were wounded in the latest round of violence. One
incident involved clashes between Peshmerga and Iraqi army troops in a continuing
dispute in Diyala province. One
American soldier was killed in an vehicle accident.
forces and Iraqi police clashed at a Kurdish party headquarters in Jalawla.
One member from each side was
killed. Tensions have been high for weeks in the predominantly Kurdish region,
since the Iraqi central government sent army troops in to replace the Peshmerga.
In a second story from Jalawla,
the dead Kurd was a politician and no Iraqi policemen were killed; however, two
policemen are being held under investigation.
Near Balad Ruz, two
Iraqi army soldiers were killed and 14 more were wounded in a roadside bomb
blast. Four gunmen were found
dead a couple days after they were apparently trying to plant a roadside bomb;
the bomb detonated prematurely.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb in Mansour
injured a policeman
and two civilians. U.S. forces detained
five suspects. One dumped
body was found.
In Mosul, a car bomb killed
a civilian. Two militants
were killed near a police checkpoint. A roadside bomb blast wounded
a man and his wife. Another I.E.D. left no
In Garma, one
policeman was killed and three more were wounded during an attack on a checkpoint.
Four policemen were wounded
during a raid in Tuz Khormato that netted three suspects.
council member and his wife
were wounded when gunmen attacked their car.
Suspected al-Qaeda members
wounded a man in Mafraq.
An Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader escaped
injuries during an assassination attempt near Baquba in Sada village.
by Margaret Griffis