Updated at 5:13 p.m. EDT, Oct. 3, 2008
A day after Baghdad was
rocked by multiple bombings, quiet seemingly returned to the city; however, it
is the prayer day so many reporters have taken the day off to worship. One
U.S. soldier was killed in a roadside bombing in Amara. At least four
Iraqis were killed and three others were wounded across the country.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Vice President Adel Abdel-Mahd approved
a provincial elections law that will allow polling to take place no later than
January of next year. Talabani had rejected a previous incarnation of the law
when it did not adequately address the power-sharing plan for Kirkuk. The new
law allows the elections there to be delayed until that plan takes shape. He also
suggested that a minority rights clause be reintroduced into the bill.
Two people were wounded
when a roadside bomb blasted a Sulaiman Pek police patrol.
a gunman and arrested four others. A roadside bomb killed
two policemen and wounded a third one.
In Baghdad, one
dumped body was found. Five "special groups" suspects detained.
The U.S. military released 46
juvenile detainees from Krupper prison; a total of 2,550 detaines were released
over the Ramadan holiday.
Two suspected Islamic State in Iraq members were
in Tal Afar.
Two wanted al-Qaeda leaders were detained
in separate locations in Diyala province.
Coalition forces captured
18 suspects across central and northern Iraq.
Turkish warplanes bombed
locations in the Qandil Mountains near Sulaimaniyah. No casualties were
reported. Turkey has attacked suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases in
northern Iraq several times this year. The PKK is a separatist militia group seeking
an independent Kurdish state across several countries, including Turkey and Iraq.
No casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis