Updated at 6:05 p.m. EST, Nov. 5, 2008
Baghdad quieted down overnight,
but still suffered from at least one attack today. Overall, at least 13 Iraqis
were killed and 23 more were wounded across the country. One U.S.
soldier died of a non-combat related cause in central Iraq today. commentary
over the election of a new president in the U.S. is already flooding out of the
Middle East/South Asia conflict zone.
Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshiyar
Zebari said that Obama will
not take any drastic actions in Iraq and is confident that U.S. forces will not
be removed "hastily." In neighboring Iran, the army greeted
the new U.S. president-elect, Barack Obama, with warnings about violating their
airspace, while politicians expressed hope that relations will improve during
the new administration. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is
working towards a smooth war time transition for the president-elect.
In Baghdad, six
people were killed and 12 more were wounded when a suicide
bomber blew himself up at an airport checkpoint. On Palestine St. a
bomb wounded three people.
A bomb on Abu Nawas St. was defused
A roadside bomb targeting a police official blew up
near a police station in Amara. One
policeman was killed and four others were wounded. Separately, gunmen attacked
a Sadr office, where they locked up the staff and set a room on fire.
Mosul, a roadside bomb killed
one person and wounded three others. Another bomb wounded
an Iraqi soldier. Gunmen separately killed
a policeman and a prison guard. One
dumped body was found. Also, four suspects were arrested.
Two bodies were found
in Riyadh. The man and woman were shot to death.
A girl was kidnapped
Nine suspects were detained
Coalition forces detained
15 suspects across Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis