Updated at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 28, 2008
Bombing attacks left dozens
dead or wounded across Iraq today, while a mass grave was found in the northern
city of Tal Afar as well. At least 36 Iraqis were killed and 63 more were wounded
in the latest reports. A No Coalition casualties were reported. A number of political
news items also made the headlines.
The Iraqi cabinet sent
a new draft of a controversial U.S.-Iraqi security pact to U.S. negotiators. Meanwhile
a spokesman for the government denounced
a U.S. raid on a Syrian border town. Also, an Iraqi militant has been sentenced
to death by hanging for the 2006 deaths of three U.S. soldiers.
that will guarantee minority
representation on provincial councils is a step closer to realization and
may be put to a vote next week. The issue had stalled a contentious election law
that was finally passed in September when lawmakers agreed to study this issue
In Tal Afar, security forces found a mass grave containing
20 bodies at a construction
site. A single body was
reported found under a half-built house. The single body could be part of the
In Baghdad, a car bomb at a Jihad marketplace
killed as many as five people
and wounded 15 others. Four
people were wounded in Nahda when a bomb was detonated there. A bomb
on Nidhal St. wounded
three more people. At least two
other people were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Harthiya. A bomb
in Baladiyat killed
one person and wounded five others. A bomb on Sina'a St. was detonated
by police; another bomb was safely detonated by U.S. forces in Fidhiliyah.
A body was found
in Bayaa. Also, security forces captured
22 suspects, liberated a hostage and defused 34 bombs over the last 24 hours.
In Mosul, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying off-duty policemen to work;
four policemen were killed,
and another five were wounded.
Five people were wounded during
a bombing in the Bursa neighborhood. Three
soldiers were injured when a roadside bomb blasted them while on foot patrol
in Amin. Gunmen wounded
a goldsmith when they stormed his shop. In Yarkmouk, a roadside bomb failed
to leave casualties. A Christian parliamentarian said
that hundreds of Christians have returned home now that the security situation
is stabilizing. Also, two suspects were arrested
An explosion near Baghdad in Abu Ghraib left one
person dead and nine others wounded.
policemen were killed and three others were wounded during a suicide bombing
Gunmen in Kirkuk wounded
a chauffeur working for a Christian lawmaker.
was shot dead in Bab Sinjar.
gunmen were wounded when they attacked a checkpoint in Mahoz village.
Three people were wounded
during a roadside bombing south of Baquba in Naqeeb.
bearing gunshot wounds to the head was discovered in Hilla.
In Baquba, a roadside bomb wounded
an Iraqi soldier.
soldier was seriously wounded during an accident involving a U.S. vehicle
In Basra, 180 suspects were detained.
Joint army and police forces found a few weapons, but also seized 50 unregistered
A weapons cache was found
A Kurdish military official escaped
injury during an assassination attempt in Tuz Khormato.
gang was captured in Diwaniya.
Five al-Qaeda suspects were detained
Police in Amara discovered
a weapons cache.
Coalition forces detained
11 suspects across Iraq.
A bomb was defused
Turkish forces targeted
suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) locations in northern Iraq. No
casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis