Updated at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2008
At least 21 Iraqis
were killed and 17 more were killed in a number of small attacks across the
country. Also, one
American soldier died from a non-combat-related illness. Meanwhile, the
top US commander held talks
on the PKK in Turkey, and hundred of Shi'ites marched
One man was
killed and five were detained during a joint U.S-Iraqi raid in tribal areas
near Fallujah yesterday. The men were apparently senior members of the
Iraqi Islamic Party, which headed by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi. The party
has since broken off ties with U.S personnel, and hundreds of followers demonstrated
in the city. Separately, Iraqi soldiers killed
a man and detained another believed to be homemade bomb instructors. Also,
gunmen killed two men, one
an imam, in a drive-by shooting.
In Baghdad, clashes between gunmen
and Iraqis soldier left one
person dead and five civilians wounded in Shabb. In Karrada,
a bomb attached to an Iraqi general's car wounded
the general and a civilian; the
driver was killed. A roadside bomb blast killed
two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more on Palestine Street. One
man was killed and two more were wounded by a blast in Andalus Square.
In Mosul, two policemen
were killed in a small arms attack. A roadside bomb wounded
two women. A civilian was
killed in a drive-by shooting.
Clashes in Salah ad Din province left
one Iraqi soldier and three suspects
dead. Two more soldiers were
wounded. Another gunman was arrested.
Two bodies were found
of a man, bearing torture marks, was found in Tobzawa.
body was discovered in Kirkuk.
Near Kut, police killed
one gunman and detained a second during clashes. A body bearing torture marks
was found in an abandoned house.
Gunmen fired upon an Awakening Council
(Sahwa) checkpoint in Jurf al-Sakhar, wounding
Four suspects were detained
Nine suspects were captured
Compiled by Margaret Griffis