Updated at 6:32 p.m. EDT, Oct. 2, 2008
As the faithful were observing
the Eid, suicide bombers struck at a pair of Sistani-led mosques in Baghdad. Overall,
at least 39 Iraqis were killed and 65 more were wounded in attacks across
the country. No Coalition deaths were reported, but four
U.S. soldiers were injured during a bombing in Baghdad. Also, a U.S. soldier
was sentenced to eight months
in prison after pleading guilty on charges of being an accessory to the murder
of four Iraqi detainees.
In Baghdad, a suicide
car bomber killed 14 people
and wounded 28 others at a mosque in Zaafaraniyah. In Jadida,
blew himself up along with 12 others at a mosque checkpoint; another 30
were wounded there. A third
suicide bomber struck at a U.S. convoy in Amiriya, injuring
four Americans and two Iraqis. No
casualties were reported after a mortar round fell inside the Green Zone.
An unidentified body
was found on Nidhal Street. Also, two suspects were detained.
killed six people and wounded three
others when they attacked a minibus in Wajihiya. The casualties were
mostly women and children.
were killed and a third person was wounded during a tribal clash in al-Baitra.
In Mosul, a Sunni
Imam was wounded during a small arms attack.
In Halabja, a
body was found.
girl was liberated, and her
two kidnappers were arrested in Amara. Two roadside bombs and three landmines
were defused in separate events.
Five suspects were detained
About 10,000 Christians in Dahuk demonstrated
for self-rule and representation in local councils.
Also, corruption charges
continue to hamper the Red
Crescent's distribution of aid to the needy.
Compiled by Margaret