Updated at 11:27 p.m. EST, Nov. 3, 2008
At least 23 Iraqis were killed and 58 more were wounded during a spate of attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere. One U.S. soldier died at Qayyarah AFB from non-combat related injuries. In Parliament, A measure insuring minority participation in provincial councils was passed; however, several lawmakers complained that not enough seats were set aside.
In Baghdad, a pair of bombs exploded in Karrada’s Tahariyat Square, killing six people and wounding 21 others. A deputy oil minister and his driver were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted their convoy outside the minister’s home in Utifiyah. A roadside bomb wounded three people on Palestine Street. Two people were wounded during a bombing in west Baghdad. In Zayouna, a bomb planted on a car wounded the driver and a passerby. In Raghiba Khatoon, a bomb wounded six people. Gunmen killed a man in Zaafaraniyah. One body was found in Habibiya.
In Mosul, police found two bodies. Gunmen sprayed a car with bullets, killing a tribal sheikh. A civilian was killed in a small arms attack. A roadside bomb in Intisar killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded two more, while a bomb in the 17th of July neighborhood wounded two people. Another bomb killed a child and wounded five other people.
A car bomb at the Diyala council garage in Baquba killed three people and wounded 13 others.
Suspected al-Qaeda members stormed a home in Saidiya, killing three women. Another report had police finding two female bodies just hours after they had been kidnapped from their home.
A Yazidi man and his wife were found choked to death in Baaj.
A suspected al-Qaeda leader was detained in Tal Afar.
Four suspects were captured in Hawija.
The Diwaniya police academy graduated 242 new recruits. Meanwhile, police foiled a bomb attempt on the police chief.
In Amara, a cannonball and a mortar were discovered.
A suitcase loaded with C4 was found in Najaf.
In Kirkuk, a Turkmen woman was liberated and her abductors were arrested.
Four Katyusha rockets struck a U.S. base in Kut, but no casualties were reported.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis