Updated at 11:31 p.m. EDT, Oct. 9, 2009
At least 26 Iraqis
were killed and 35 more were wounded in small but numerous attacks. Three
Iranian pilgrims were also wounded, as they were traveling to Najaf. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Meanwhile, a U.S. commander in southern Iraq said
that he expects Iranian-backed political assassinations to take place ahead of
election in January. Also, Christians are fleeing
an uptick of violence against them in Mosul.
In Baghdad, a Sadrist
parliamentarian and two bodyguards were killed in al-Habibiya; three
others were wounded. One
person was killed and four others were wounded during a roadside bomb blast
in Sadr City. A man
was killed when a bomb attached to his car was detonated in Mansour.
Also, two dumped bodies
bomber killed three policeman and wounded eight more at a station in Habaniya.
An Awakening Council
(Sahwa) member was killed when a minibus carrying his family came across a
roadside bomb in Udhaim. His
wife and two children were killed as well. Five
women were wounded.
A bomb was detonated inside a restaurant in Tal
Afar, killing a
civilian and a policeman. Three
other people were wounded.
In Mosul, three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded in a roadside bombing. An off-duty
policeman was shot and killed. Another policeman
was killed in a roadside bombing. Yesterday, a bomb blast wounded
a policeman and a civilian. A dumped
body was found. Two al-Qaeda suspects were captured.
Also, at least 75 Christian families have fled
Mosul following a spate of killings targeting members of this religious minority.
Near Karbala in Shamaliya, a bomb blast killed
a provincial council member and wounded two employees. Also, a new commander
took over security in the province.
roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi soldier and wounded three others in Wajihiya.
mortar shelling wounded
a civilian and an intelligence officer from the PatrioticUnion of Kurdistan
(PUK) in Aghjlar.
A roadside bomb in Hurr killed
a municipal employee.
Iranian pilgrims were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their vehicle near
Iskandariya. The group was traveling to Najaf.
body was found in Zap. This man may
have been an Sahwa member.
Two people were liberated
and their kidnappers were arrested in Shieyokh.
An arms smuggler
was arrested and his cargo
was confiscated along the Iranian border in Wassit province.
shelled parts of Sulaimaniyah
province overnight as part of their campaign against Party for Free Life in Kurdistan
(PJAK) rebels. No casualties were reported. The group is an Iranian offshoot of
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and waging a similar battle for an independent Kurdish
Compiled by Margaret Griffis