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November 1, 2008
Saturday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 9 Wounded

Updated at 7:12 p.m. EDT, Nov. 1, 2008

Few casualty reports came out of Iraq again today; however, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and another 9 were wounded across the country. Meanwhile, an Iraqi parliamentarian said that women in MNF jails were detained when wanted male relatives were not locatable. Also, Iraq has set aside about 25%, or $15 billion, for reconstruction.

In Mosul, gunmen killed two Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. A roadside bomb wounded a policeman. A roadside bomb wounded two Iraqi policemen in an industrial neighborhood. Another two policemen were injured in yet another bombing.

Two Iraqi civilians were killed when a U.S. warplane fired upon them on a highway west of Mosul in Zammar.

One child was killed and another was wounded while playing near an exploding landmine in west of Basra in Shiaiba.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a policeman on Palestine Street. A bomb was defused in Bataween.

Gunmen in Kut shot and killed a policeman near his home. In a separate incident, gunmen killed one man and wounded his brother.

In Kirkuk, four suspects were arrested as a mufti associated with the Islamic State in Iraq was detained. A shepherd was wounded when he accidentally set off an unexploded mortar shell. Another roadside bomb was defused.

A civilian was injured during a bomb blast in al-Rabia.

In Sadiya, a man was kidnapped.

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in Garma, when a roadside bomb blew up their observation post near a U.S. base. Another roadside bomb caused damages, but no casualties.

U.S. forces captured 17 suspects across Iraq and released 47 detainees from Fallujah.

Forty-one suspects were arrested in Badosh.

Four suspects were detained in Buhriz.

A weapons cache was found in Dhi Qar.

Near Daquq, the Turkish military shelled suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) locations, but no casualties were reported.

The Iraqi government allocated $459,000 to pay the families of Diyala policemen who were killed or wounded. Meanwhile, 24 innocent detainees were freed.

Iraq has sent national police to reinforce the border with Syria, almost a week after a controversial U.S. raid near the Syrian town of Abu Kamal. Police were seen gathering in Qaim, which sits just a few miles from the border on the Euphrates River. Syrian has demanded an apology from the U.S. for the raid. The Syrians said that civilians, including children, were killed. The U.S. has not officially acknowledged the raid, but U.S. officials reported the death of an al-Qaeda militant during the incident.

 

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