Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Oct. 20, 2008
At least 28 Iraqis
were killed and another 16 were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, a U.S.
Marine was killed in a non-combat incident at a base in Anbar. Meanwhile,
the U.S. and Iraq have apparently
agreed on a security pact that was in limbo only yesterday; however, previous
rumors over the deal's acceptance proved false. Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari
said that it would not be
finalized before U.S. presidential elections.
Police interrogating a suspect
learned the location of a mass grave containing ten
bodies near Fallujah.
In Baghdad, a bomb that blasted
a double-decker bus left two
people dead and seven others wounded in Fadiliya; the bus was carrying
employees of the Housing Ministry. Two
people were killed and two others were wounded during a bomb blast in Maysaloon
Square. A body
was dumped in Ghadeer. Also, U.S. forces detained
15 suspects across the city, while Iraqi forces arrested
another 15 suspects.
In Mosul, six
family members were wounded during a roadside bomb blast in Dhibat.
A sniper killed a man
in Borsa, while gunmen in Sahin Al-Sham killed
a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. A roadside bomb killed
a man and wounded another. Christian families were
asked to return to Mosul, only a day after they were told to wait.
Three bombers killed themselves
when the explosives they were planting in Mandali detonated prematurely.
Another report said
they died in clashes.
body was found in Buhriz. Army forces killed
Police conducting a raid in Muqdadiya accidentally
killed a civilian.
roadside bomb killed
a civilian contractor near his home in Khanaqin.
Council (Sahwa) members were arrested
in Baquba on suspicion of working with al-Qaeda. Sahwa fighters are Sunnis
who turned against al-Qaeda last year and began working with U.S. forces. This
change in loyalty helped reduce the number of casualties in Iraq last year. At
the beginning of October, the U.S. handed over authority of the Sahwa Councils
to the Iraq government. Many Sahwa are worried that the Shi'ite led government
will treat them unfairly, and some have even been arrested by a fearful Iraqi
Iraqi forces killed
two suspects and arrested 51 other across Iraq.
Four oil smuggling
suspects were detained north
of Kirkuk. Two other suspects were captured
south of the city.
Six suspects were picked
up in Tal Aswad.
Three Iranian Revolutionary Guards were detained
along with a guide after entering Iraq illegally near Kut. The guide may
have been a local council member. The trio were found with guns, binoculars
and ammunition. Police seized
arms and munitions in a separate incident. Also, a military man was arrested
while attempting to kill a civilian.
Security forces arrested
65 suspects across Ninewa province.
Ten suspects were detained
across Missan province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis