Updated at 7:20 p.m. EST, Jan. 18, 2009
At least three
Iraqis were killed and 35 more were wounded in the latest attacks. One attack
occurred at the Qayara home of a politician. Also, a U.S.
soldier was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad.
Commission is investigating
reports that a number of candidates submitted fraudulent credentials when applying
to run for office. Many candidates have already been disqualified
for various reasons including being former Baath Party members.
news, a deadlock remains
in the Iraqi parliament where lawmakers failed to elect a new speaker. Also, Iraq's
foreign minister called the U.S. occupation of Iraq "the mother of all mistakes."
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb near the Furat district home
of an Awakening Council official wounded
six people, including the official. Three
people were wounded in an Amin supermarket when a car bomb targeting
a U.S. patrol was detonated; the blast also killed
a U.S. soldier. A bomb near Shabb Stadium wounded
three policemen while shelling wounded
two Iraqi soldiers in Jamiya, both yesterday. Three
policemen were wounded in a late day bombing in Meshtal. In Yarmouk,
people were injured during a roadside bombin. A bomb blast on Palestine St.
eight people. Also, police defused
a sticky bomb attached to the car of a ministry official.
bomber stormed the Qayara home of a deputy head of the Iraqi National
Dialogue Front. He
was killed and two bodyguards were wounded. A policeman at the scene said
that a policeman
was killed and as many as three others were wounded.
a roadside bomb injured
two people, including a civilian.
A total of 97 suspects were detained
across Basra over the last three days. A prison
employee was wounded when a bomb attached to his car was detonated.
A dangerous suspect was captured
Babel police captured
at least 35 men suspected of murdering a political candidate. Three policemen
were among the suspects.
A suspect accused of murdering a Hibhib official was captured.
Eight suspects were arrested
Katyusha rockets fell on an MNF base near Kut
but no casualties were reported.
Five suspects were detained
in Tal Afar.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis