Updated at 11:46 p.m. EDT, Oct. 12, 2008
Both Baghdad and Mosul again suffered a series of bombings. At least 25 Iraqi were killed and 46 more were wounded across the country. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, local officials in Mosul are trying to staunch the flight of local Christians from the city. And, the Interior Ministry admitted to sacking 20,000 policemen over the last two years.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed nine people and wounded 13 in Bayaa. A sniper killed two Iraqi soldiers in Mansour. A roadside bomb wounded seven, including two civilians, in Karrada. In Qahira, a bomb wounded four people, including one civilian. Two Awakening Council (Sahwa) members were killed during a small arms attack in Doura. One dumped body was found. Also, Iraqi forces took over security in Salihiya and Kadhimiya, and detained five individuals in Bayaa.
In Mosul, five people were killed and 12 injured during a bombing that targeted a U.S. Patrol. Four people were injured when a bicycle bomb was detonated at a market. One person was killed and three others were wounded during a bomb attack on a police patrol. Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and two others were wounded during a car bombing. Local authorities have publicly committed themselves to protecting Christian residents; however, the Christian owner of a music store was killed today.
An army major was wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Suleiman Pek.
Three al-Qaeda suspects were detained in Baquba.
Missan police accepted 1,500 new police recruits.
Nine armed missiles were defused south of Amara.
Police picked-up six suspects and a cache of weapons in Basra.
A new group of 58 Iraqi refugees was paid to return to Iraq from Jordan.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis