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November 7, 2008
Friday: 1 US Soldier, 10 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 5:27 p.m. EST, Nov. 7, 2008

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and another 15 were wounded during light violence on the prayer day. Although there was a break in bombings today, officials are still concerned about the uptick in the use of "sticky bombs" during October. A U.S. solider died from non-combat related causes in At Ta'mim province as well.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani could veto a minority rights bill that many have complained does not give minority enough participation in provincial councils. Meanwhile, the purported leader of the Islamic State of Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Baghdad, two people were killed and seven others were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to a taxicab was detonated in the Doura neighborhood. In Jamiya, another bomb killed four people and wounded as many six others; a second bomb injured three first responders.

A roadside bomb targeting a group of Awakening Council (Sahwa) members in Adhaim killed two and wounded five others.

In Kut, gunmen killed a civilian.

A large cache of ammunition and explosives was found in Numaniya.

In Baquba, about 15 gunmen attacked a petrol station and stole $36,000 after confining the staff.

U.S. forces killed a suspected al-Qaeda leader in Tarmiyah.

A bomb blast in Hawija left no casualties. A second bomb was defused.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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