Updated at 7:03 p.m. EDT, Sept. 28, 2008
A significant number
of small attacks left at least 51 Iraqis dead and another 138 wounded.
The violence was spread out fairly evenly across northern and central Iraq. Tensions
continue in Kurdish Diyala where the mayor of Saadiya escaped an assassination
attempt. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, hundreds of Christians
protested a new elections
law because it does not guarantee them seats on provincial councils.
Baghdad, a combined car bomb and suicide
bomber killed at least 19 people and wounded 72 more. Two car bombs in western
Shi'ite neighborhoods killed
13 people and wounded another 35; the bombs targeted iftar shoppers in the
Amil and Shurta Rabaa neighborhoods. At least one
more person was injured in Bayaa. One
person was killed and three more were wounded during a bombing in Mansour.
A sniper killed three people,
including a civilian, in Zayouna. Two
dead bodies were found. Also, security forces killed
one person and detained 29 more during operations; they also discovered several
In Mosul, gunmen killed
a man and wounded his brother at their shop. A
policeman was shot and killed. Gunmen killed
a table tennis coach yesterday. In separate incidents, a hostage was liberated
and a bomb was defused. Also, hundreds of Christians demonstrated in and around
the city against a new provincial elections law; they say the removal of a clause
that institutes a minority quota in provincial councils undermines their rights.
A roadside bomb in Khadraa blasted a motorcade carrying the Kurdish
mayor of Saadiya. He
was wounded along with seven others. Saadiya is within a region of Diyala
province that borders the Kurdish Autonomous region. The central government wants
to strengthen its control there and, despite local opposition, has ordered the
local Kurdish Peshmerga to hand over greater security operations to Iraqi army
Gunmen killed three
people in Khan Bani Saad.
man was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Mussayab.
Three bodyguards were
wounded when a roadside bomb in Tikrit targeted a motorcade carrying
the governor of Salah ad Din province.
In Balad Ruz, two
Iraqi soldiers were killed ten were wounded when they came across a roadside
Yesterday's clashes in Tuz Khormato left one
gunman dead and two others wounded. Earlier reports reported only wounded
a policeman in Kirkuk, during an assassination attempt on a police
implementing security procedures ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks
the end of Ramadan.
was killed and another was wounded in Bab Sinjar when a roadside bomb
Compiled by Margaret Griffis