Updated at 6:40 p.m. EDT, Oct. 29, 2008
At least 20 Iraqis
were killed and another 73 were wounded in the latest round of violence. A
number of small incidents occurred in Mosul, while two larger attacks occurred
in Diyala province. A U.S.
soldier died from non-combat related injuries in Mosul. Also, U.S, forces
over security of Wassit province to Iraq. This is the 13th province to fall
under Iraqi control.
Details from a set of amendments the Iraqis want added
to a proposed U.S.-Iraq security deal were released
to the public. Among the issues stalling acceptance are Iraq
sovereignty and U.S. soldier immunity. Following a controversial
raid on Syrian territory on Sunday, the Iraqis want assurances that the country
will not be used as a launching point for operations on their neighbors.
children were killed and 14 other family members were wounded when gunmen
stormed a home in Balad Ruz. Seven of the injured were women. Other reports
that the leader was wounded and his father, daughter and son-in-law were killed.
The home belonged to an Awakening Council (Sawha) leader. These Sunni councils
were U.S.-backed, but recently the U.S. handed over authority over them to Iraq.
In Baghdad, a late day bomb on Palestine St. left five
dead and 17 wounded at a soda fountain. A roadside bomb killed
two and wounded six more employees of the Education Ministry in Ur.
Also, security forces arrested
28 suspects and defused 46 bombs over the last 24 hours.
a car bomb left one policeman
dead and six others wounded in a southern neighborhood. A sniper killed
an Iraqi soldier. A roadside bomb wounded
four policemen in Wehda. An Iraqi
policeman was wounded during a drive-by shooting. In central Mosul, a bomb
wounded a policeman.
In a western neighborhood, a bomb killed
an electrical worker. A civilian
was wounded in a bombing in the northern Arabi neighborhood. Three suspects
were captured separately. Also,
an al-Qaeda backed suspect was detained.
A roadside bomb at a Baquba market killed
a four-year-old child and wounded
was killed and another was wounded during a roadside bombing in Ramadi.
Iraqi police captured 12
In Hilla, two
off-duty intelligence officers were killed and two more were wounded in a
small arms attack. Gunmen killed
another policeman separately.
In Diwaniya, an Iraqi
soldier died a couple days after being injured during an accient involving
a U.S. vehicle.
An explosion in Abu Saida killed
a Sahwa member.
A bomb attached to a patrol car exploded, wounding
two policemen in Kirkuk.
gunmen was wounded and eight more were arrested in Biaj.
al-Qaeda suspect was detained
Six suspects were detained
in Amara. One was described
as an "Iranian-backed financier."
An large arms cache was found
in Sadr City.
Also, the UN paid
out almost $889 million dollars to cover losses and damages suffered by governments
and private companies during the 1990 invasion. One claimant was a private American
company. The others were all government bodies.
by Margaret Griffis