Updated at 4:55 p.m. EDT, Oct. 16, 2008
A mass grave containing
22 bodies was discovered near Karbala. At least 19 Iraqis were killed
and another 60 were wounded in other incidents as well, but no Coalition deaths
The White House dismissed
earlier reports that a U.S-Iraqi security deal has been reached. Among issues
stalling the agreement are immunity for U.S. troops and the length of their stay.
Also, the U.S. military plans
to send 35,000 troops home soon.
U.S forces said they identified
the body of Abu Qaswarah, who was the second in command of al-Qaeda in Iraq. He
was killed Oct. 5 during a security operation in Mosul. The military did
not specify if he was killed during a controversial
raid that left a number of civilian women and children dead on that day. He
was a native of Morocco who also held
Today in Mosul, two
six-year-olds were wounded when they found a bomb in a carton box. Police
a civilian man and wounded a woman. Four
policemen were wounded during a roadside bomb attack in Yabsat. Gunmen
killed a civilian and
wounded four others in Khazraj. A roadside bomb wounded
two Iraqi soldiers in Intisar. Police killed
a gunman who was attacking their patrol. Last night, a roadside bomb targeting
a police patrol wounded
nine civilians instead. A bomb damaged
a church but left no casualties in al-Noor. Also, 15 suspects, including
an Egyptian man, were arrested
in separate raids.
In Baghdad, a bomb blast near an electrical plant left five
dead and 12 wounded. A pair of roadside bombs at an Awakening Council (Sahwa)
base in Doura wounded
two Sahwa members and four Iraqi soldiers. One
person was killed and four more were wounded during a roadside bomb blast
near the Diyala Bridge. Mortars struck near a Sunni mosque in Adhamiya,
killing two people and
injuring six others. A roadside bomb on Palestine St. lured victims to a second
bomb; two policemen
were killed and two civilians were wounded. Two
dumped bodies were recovered. Also, no
casualties were reported when mortars struck near the airport. Police
shelling in the Green Zone, but the U.S. military denied the attack and said
it was controlled blasts.
Police found a mass grave containing 22
bodies in a deserted area near Karbala in Abu Aisha. The victims
were shepherds who had gone missing
last year. Elsewhere in Karbala, an
intelligence officer and two of his children were wounded in a roadside bombing.
A roadside bomb killed
one civilian and wounded four others in Balad Ruz.
was killed in Kut.
In Saidiya, gunmen killed
two people, including a policeman, and injured
a third person.
Two al-Qaeda suspects were captured
during a security raid in Jalawla.
In Rabiaa, a Syrian suspect
are installing 21 surveillance
cameras in Diyala province.
Doctors not only continue
to diagnose new cholera cases, but now the epidemic has apparently spread to northern
Compiled by Margaret Griffis