Updated at 11:31 p.m. EDT, Sept. 24, 2008
At least 43 Iraqis were killed and another 34 were wounded in the latest violence. Among them were 35 security personnel who were killed in a bold attack in Diyala province. Also, the Department of Defense reported that a U.S. soldier died from an non-combat illness.
A contentious debate over a provincial elections law ended today when Parliament unanimously passed the law. The main stumbling block had been indecision over a power-sharing scheme for multi-ethnic Kirkuk. Elections there will be postponed until those specific issues are resolved, but lawmakers hope that polls will open elsewhere before the end of January.
Gunmen ambushed a number of security personnel in Dulaimiyat, killing 35 of them. The bulk of the dead were policemen and Awakening Council members.
In Uthmaniya, gunmen attacked a checkpoint killing three policeman and wounding five others.
In Baghdad, a bomb planted on a car killed an Iraqi soldier and wounded six others in Shabb. In Fudhailiyah, seven Iraqis were injured during an attack on an American patrol. Gunmen wounded four people, including a brigadier general in the Interior ministry during an attack on their vehicle. A body was found in Ur. Also, 26 suspects were detained.
A bomb blasted a convoy carrying the security commander in Samarra. Six bodyguards were injured.
One policeman was killed and another was wounded during a raid in Khan Bani Saad.
Gunmen killed a school guard in Abara.
A roadside bomb wounded three policemen in Saidiya.
A weapons cache was found in Basra.
A man was killed while trying to plant a bomb in Kirkuk.
Also, an Iranian news agency reported that about 200 Shi’ite websites have been suffered cyber attacks
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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