Updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT, Oct. 18, 2008
At least 25 Iraqis
were killed and another 14 were wounded in light violence today. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Also, Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr condemned
a contentious U.S.-Iraqi security deal as tens of thousands of his followers rallied
A mass grave containing 11
bodies was found in Samarra.
A shootout between U.S. forces
and gunmen left five civilians
dead near Balad. One of the dead was a pregnant woman.
one Iraqi soldier was killed and
two others were wounded during a roadside bombing in Amiriya. Over
the last 24 hours, 45 suspects were detained.
Also, several people were arrested
in connection with last week's assassination of a Sadrist member of parliament.
Another man, carrying explosives, was detained
and accused of staging an earlier attack in Doura.
a body was found. Four Iraqi
security personnel were arrested
for suspected involvement in recent incidents involving Christian residents. Seven
suspects were arrested separately.
was killed and four family members were wounded during a bomb blast in Baquba.
Duluiya police tried to killed a female
suicide bomber, but she was able to wound
five victims as well as killing herself.
A displaced Iraqi
was killed in Mualimin as he was returning home.
a Kurdish security official
was killed when a bomb planted on his car was detonated. Three
policemen were wounded during a roadside bombing.
A roadside bomb wounded
three Iraqi policemen in Fallujah.
the leader of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) in Mussayab.
al-Sakhar, Iraqi forces killed
a militant leader.
was found in Tuz Khormato.
Four Iranian Revolutionary Guards were
detained inside Iraqi territory
Two suspects were captured
In Wassit, 850 police recruits joined
a training program.
Five al-Qaeda suspects were captured
in Khalis. One was a commander.
The Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan
(PJAK) admitted that four
rebels had been killed during yesterday's Turkish air strikes. Turkey had reported
them as Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) deaths. The PJAK is an offshoot of the separatist
PKK group and mainly targets Iran. Casualty figures from the mountainous region
are generally considered unreliable as there are no third party sources for them.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis