Updated at 4:10 p.m. EST, Nov. 2, 2008
At least 25 Iraqis were
killed and 24 more were wounded during numerous but small attacks today. No
Coalition deaths were reported. Also, the Iraqis expect
a response to amendments in a contentious security agreement to come after U.S.
presidential elections on Tuesday. Instead of creating a long-term partnership,
some analysts believe the
changes actually map out a U.S. withdrawal.
In Mosul, a roadside
bomb killed two Iraqi soldiers
in Intisar. A suicide
car bomber wounded one policeman
during an attack on a patrol in a western neighborhood. On the east side of town,
a roadside bomb wounded two
policemen. Gunmen wounded
an Iraqi soldier and a woman during an attack on a checkpoint. A blast in
Khadraa left one child with
wounds, while a separate explosion wounded
a woman in Risala. Meanwhile, officials want
the U.S. to raid more cities in Syria in hopes that it will help the violent situation
In Baghdad, one
policeman was killed and three more were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted
their patrol in Kamaliya. In Karrada, a policeman
and a civilian were wounded during a roadside bombing. A bomb near a bus in
Mashtal left two
people dead. A body was
found in a home. A blast near a popular restaurant on Palestine St. left
as yet reported casualties. A blast in Bab al-Muadham left no
dumped bodies were found. Also, MNF forces captured
A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed
at least two children and wounded as many as two more. Three
people were wounded during a bombing in the Shoyoukh neighborhood.
A bomb was planted on a car belonging to a man who works at an army base; he
was injured in the explosion.
Gunmen dressed in national police or
army uniforms stormed a home in Mansouriya. At least one
woman was killed. As many as two
daughters were killed as well and three
other daughters were wounded. Another woman was kidnapped.
In the past, the national police forces were the source of much sectarian violence,
but these uniforms could have been stolen.
people were killed in Buhriz, when a roadside bomb blasted a vehicle
carrying an Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader and his family.
found four bodies in a deserted
area near Rutba.
bearing stab wounds was discovered in Hilla.
people were wounded during a roadside bomb in Hawija. A 14-year-old
girl was kidnapped.
Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms kidnapped
three Kurdish truck drivers in Suleiman Pek. Relations between forces from
the central government and Kurdish authorities were tense in border areas around
the Kurdistan Autonomous Region in recent weeks as PM al-Maliki attempted to strengthen
his authority. These men could have been soldiers or they could have been criminals
in possession of army uniforms.
In Hibhib, seven suspects were
detained and weaponry was confiscated.
Iraqi forces detained
65 suspects across Iraq.
U.S. troops captured
six suspects in Nasariya.
A bike bomb was defused
in Dhi Qar province.
Extra security forces were
sent to the Syrian border around the city of Qaim, because Syrian troops
were called away in protest over a U.S. raid last Sunday.
by Margaret Griffis