Updated at 7:55 p.m. EST, Nov. 9, 2008
The Iraqi work week began
with numerous attacks across the country. Unsurprisingly, Mosul took the brunt
of the violence again, but bombers also attacked in Diyala, Anbar and Baghdad.
Overall, at least 18 Iraqis were killed and 63 more were wounded. No Coalition
deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar Assad came
out against a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, saying that U.S. troops
destabilize the region.
In Mosul, three
Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven other people were wounded during a roadside
bomb attack. Another roadside bomb wounded
11 people, including six policemen. Three
people were wounded when gunmen attacked a checkpoint. Yesterday, a previously
unreported roadside bomb killed
another Iraqi soldier and wounded a second, while another bomb wounded
a civilian. Two
people were wounded by another roadside bomb.
In Khalis, a
bomb perhaps targeting the mayor killed
at least two people and wounded 13 others at a marketplace. Also, a civilian
was killed, but eight of his attackers were arrested.
six people were wounded
during a bomb blast in Ghadir.
suicide bomber struck at a hospital in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, where
she killed three and wounded
A bomb blast killed
two people in Madaen.
bodies, bearing gunshot wounds and blindfolds, were found in Iskandariya.
In Baquba, a streetsweeper
was killed and five other people were wounded in a bomb blast. Iraqi soldiers,
backed by Awakening Council members, detained
a tribal chief.
was found near Hilla.
In Tuz Khormato, three
policemen were wounded during a drive-by shooting at their checkpoint.
A roadside bomb injured at least
one Iraqi soldier and one American soldier in Najaf.
more wounded people were reported in connection with yesterday's bombing in
Three hostages were liberated
in Rashad, while a policeman was kidnapped.
A fifteen-year-old girl freed
herself from gunmen in Karbala.
A truck driver was kidnapped in
In Hamdaniya, 42 suspects were rounded-up
during a raid.
A car bomb was discovered
behind the mayor's office in Kirkuk. U.S. troops were called in to detonate
the explosives. No one was injured, and four suspects were captured.
was fished out of a river near Suwayra.
Also Turkish forces
were seen massing
near the border with Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis