Friday: 18 Iraqis Killed, 97 Wounded

Updated at 8:16 p.m. EDT, Oct. 16, 2009 Although few attacks were reported this prayer day, a significant bombing in Tal Afar shot the casualty toll over a hundred. At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 97 were wounded there and in attacks in nearby Mosul. Meanwhile, Sadrists held a primary election to choose candidates for January’s national elections. Also, a former U.S. contractor plead guilty to abusive sexual contact after being accused of jumping and fondling a woman at an airbase in Iraq.