Updated at 2:53 p.m. EST, Nov. 4, 2008
A spate of bombings greeted
Baghdadis today as U.S. soldiers there await
results in the U.S. presidential election. Overall, at least 36 Iraqis were
killed and another 69 were wounded across the country, but the lion's share
of injuries was reported in the capital. No Coalition deaths were reported, but
many soldiers celebrated
election day by becoming U.S. citizens. Also, a Sunni politician suggested
letting the public vote on a controversial U.S.-Iraqi security pact.
Baghdad, 11 people were
killed and 21 more were wounded when a bomb was detonated in a Mashtal
neighborhood garage. A bomb targeting a convoy carrying Ahmed al-Barak killed
one person and wounded nine more in Karrada; Barak, who was a member
of the interim Iraqi Governing Council that was set up following the 2003 invasion
and is now a committee leader, was not injured. A second bomb in the Karrada
district killed one
person and wounded five more, while a third bomb killed
a police chief and wounded two of his children. In Ghadir, gunmen killed
a policeman and wounded three others. A bomb at a Qahira marketplace
killed four and wounded ten more.
Gunmen killed an army
officer on Qanat Street. No
casualties were reported after a bombing in Andalus Square.
in Sadr City killed one
bystander and wounded three others during a shootout with police near memorial
In Mosul, five
civilians were wounded in a bombing in a northern neighborhood. A suicide
bomber injured four policemen in the Mansour neighborhood. Gunmen killed
a man and wounded his two brothers in Tahrir. An off-duty
policeman was injured during a small arms attack, while another
was shot dead. Two civilians
were killed in separate drive-by shootings. A roadside bomb in Qadisiyah
killed one civilian
and wounded a second one. A roadside bomb wounded
an Iraqi soldier. Twenty wanted suspects were captured.
Also, two dumped bodies
A woman and
two children were killed when mortars struck their home in Madaen.
Two Iraqi civilians were
killed and two more were wounded in Tikrit during a traffic accident
involving U.S. military vehicles. A Hummer struck the victims as they were hanging
a commercial sign.
bodies were found in al-Sehaji.
A suspected "special groups"
leader was arrested near Hilla.
"Special groups" refers to Iran supported militia.
A curfew was briefly
enforced in Tal Afar
while police looked for a car bomb.
In Kirkuk, a bomb near a Patriotic
Union of Kurdistan (PUK) office left no
casualties. Six missile launching pads were dismantled.
Four wanted suspects were captured
Thirty suspects were detained
north of Baquba in Adhaim.
In Basra, four suspects were arrested.
suspect was arrested in connection
with yesterday's bombing in Baquba.
Compiled by Margaret