Updated at 9:51 p.m EST, Nov. 8, 2008
At least 17 Iraqis were
killed and another 28 were wounded in lighter violence today. One
American soldier was killed and two more were wounded during a bombing
in the capital. Surprisingly, Iraqi President Talabani and two VPs approved
a minority rights bill that they and other critics said did not give Iraq's ethnic
groups enough representation in provincial governments. Only yesterday, they hinted
at a veto. Also, Hungary and South Korea are withdrawing
their troops by year's end. Romania and Bulgaria previously announced they would
withdraw their troops as well.
suicide bombers stuck at a police station near Ramadi, killing
eight people and wounding 14 more.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb
killed one Iraqi soldier and
wounded two others in Siddiq. Gunmen killed
an off-duty policeman. In Arbajiya, one
Iraqi soldier was killed and another was wounded as they failed to properly
defuse a bomb. Also, the defense minister visited
Mosul for a troop inspection.
In Baghdad, one
person was killed and seven others were wounded during a bombing in the Qahira
neighborhood. A bomb in Amil wounded
three people including a soldier. A kidnap victim was liberated
in Adhamiya. Russian missiles and Italian landmines were confiscated.
Also, a body was
found in Obeidi.
Gunmen attacked a security patrol in al-Multaqa.
One Iraqi soldier was
wounded, while a gunmen was killed.
A former Baath Party member
was killed in a small arms attack in Kut.
province, 600 re-recruited policemen are suspected
of having ties to al-Qaeda.
Twelve suspects were arrested
in Ninewa province.
A suspected al-Qaeda leader and his brother
were arrested in Jalawla.
An al-Qaeda leader was captured
Compiled by Margaret Griffis