Updated at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Oct. 25, 2008
At least 21 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were killed in a number of small attacks across the country. Also, one American soldier died from a non-combat-related illness. Meanwhile, the top US commander held talks on the PKK in Turkey, and hundred of Shi’ites marched on Basra.
One man was killed and five were detained during a joint U.S-Iraqi raid in tribal areas near Fallujah yesterday. The men were apparently senior members of the Iraqi Islamic Party, which headed by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi. The party has since broken off ties with U.S personnel, and hundreds of followers demonstrated in the city. Separately, Iraqi soldiers killed a man and detained another believed to be homemade bomb instructors. Also, gunmen killed two men, one an imam, in a drive-by shooting.
In Baghdad, clashes between gunmen and Iraqis soldier left one person dead and five civilians wounded in Shabb. In Karrada, a bomb attached to an Iraqi general’s car wounded the general and a civilian; the driver was killed. A roadside bomb blast killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded three more on Palestine Street. One man was killed and two more were wounded by a blast in Andalus Square.
Two bodies were found in Madaen.
The body of a man, bearing torture marks, was found in Tobzawa.
A female body was discovered in Kirkuk.
Near Kut, police killed one gunman and detained a second during clashes. A body bearing torture marks was found in an abandoned house.
Gunmen fired upon an Awakening Council (Sahwa) checkpoint in Jurf al-Sakhar, wounding one man.
Four suspects were detained near Nasariya.
Nine suspects were captured in Mosul.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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