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November 3, 2008
Monday: 1 US Soldier, 23 Iraqis Killed; 58 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:27 p.m. EST, Nov. 3, 2008

At least 23 Iraqis were killed and 58 more were wounded during a spate of attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere. One U.S. soldier died at Qayyarah AFB from non-combat related injuries. In Parliament, A measure insuring minority participation in provincial councils was passed; however, several lawmakers complained that not enough seats were set aside.

In Baghdad, a pair of bombs exploded in Karrada's Tahariyat Square, killing six people and wounding 21 others. A deputy oil minister and his driver were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their convoy outside the minister's home in Utifiyah. A roadside bomb wounded three people on Palestine Street. Two people were wounded during a bombing in west Baghdad. In Zayouna, a bomb planted on a car wounded the driver and a passerby. In Raghiba Khatoon, a bomb wounded six people. Gunmen killed a man in Zaafaraniyah. One body was found in Habibiya.

In Mosul, police found two bodies. Gunmen sprayed a car with bullets, killing a tribal sheikh. A civilian was killed in a small arms attack. A roadside bomb in Intisar killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded two more, while a bomb in the 17th of July neighborhood wounded two people. Another bomb killed a child and wounded five other people.

A car bomb at the Diyala council garage in Baquba killed three people and wounded 13 others.

Suspected al-Qaeda members stormed a home in Saidiya, killing three women. Another report had police finding two female bodies just hours after they had been kidnapped from their home.

A Yazidi man and his wife were found choked to death in Baaj.

A suspected al-Qaeda leader was detained in Tal Afar.

Four suspects were captured in Hawija.

The Diwaniya police academy graduated 242 new recruits. Meanwhile, police foiled a bomb attempt on the police chief.

In Amara, a cannonball and a mortar were discovered.

A suitcase loaded with C4 was found in Najaf.

In Kirkuk, a Turkmen woman was liberated and her abductors were arrested.

Four Katyusha rockets struck a U.S. base in Kut, but no casualties were reported.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

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