Updated at 6:49 p.m. EDT, Oct. 23, 2008
Bomb blasts in Baghdad
and Baquba left dozens killed or injured. Overall, 23 Iraqis were killed and
43 more were wounded across the country. No Coalition deaths were reported.
Also, today marks two years
since an Iraqi-born U.S. soldier was kidnapped as he was visiting his wife's family
in Baghdad. Meanwhile, U.S. forces handed
over security of Babel province to the Iraqis today.
a suicide car bomber crashed
into a Labor and Social Affairs Ministry motorcade during rush hour attack in
Bab al-Sharji; the minister was unhurt, but 13
people were killed and 22 more were wounded, including civilians. The commander
of protection forces in Diwaniya died from wounds sustained in a previously
reported bombing in Baghdad. Also, Coalition forces captured
two suspects, while the U.S. army picked
up 10 men on suspicion of belonging to Iran-backed "special groups."
A bomb blast in Baquba injured
16 people at a marketplace. U.S. forces shot at a group of people, killing
a woman while injuring another man
and a woman as well.
civilian was killed and another was wounded when police in Kut randomly
fired upon a group of sellers in a marketplace. Separately, shelling left two
dead and two wounded at a private residence.
A roadside bomb in Fatha
killed two oil
Five suspects were arrested
A wanted man was arrested
in Najaf for murders that occurred in Diwaniya.
State in Iraq suspects were captured
in Mosul. A father
and son were killed.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis