Updated at 6:05 p.m. EST, Nov. 5, 2008
Baghdad quieted down overnight, but still suffered from at least one attack today. Overall, at least 13 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded across the country. One U.S. soldier died of a non-combat related cause in central Iraq today. commentary over the election of a new president in the U.S. is already flooding out of the Middle East/South Asia conflict zone.
Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said that Obama will not take any drastic actions in Iraq and is confident that U.S. forces will not be removed “hastily.” In neighboring Iran, the army greeted the new U.S. president-elect, Barack Obama, with warnings about violating their airspace, while politicians expressed hope that relations will improve during the new administration. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is working towards a smooth war time transition for the president-elect.
In Baghdad, six people were killed and 12 more were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an airport checkpoint. On Palestine St. a bomb wounded three people. A bomb on Abu Nawas St. was defused without casualties.
A roadside bomb targeting a police official blew up near a police station in Amara. One policeman was killed and four others were wounded. Separately, gunmen attacked a Sadr office, where they locked up the staff and set a room on fire.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed one person and wounded three others. Another bomb wounded an Iraqi soldier. Gunmen separately killed a policeman and a prison guard. One dumped body was found. Also, four suspects were arrested.
Two bodies were found in Riyadh. The man and woman were shot to death.
A girl was kidnapped in Numaniya.
Nine suspects were detained in Hawija.
Coalition forces detained 15 suspects across Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis