Updated at 7:55 p.m. EST, Nov. 9, 2008
The Iraqi work week began with numerous attacks across the country. Unsurprisingly, Mosul took the brunt of the violence again, but bombers also attacked in Diyala, Anbar and Baghdad. Overall, at least 18 Iraqis were killed and 63 more were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar Assad came out against a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, saying that U.S. troops destabilize the region.
In Mosul, three Iraqi soldiers were killed and seven other people were wounded during a roadside bomb attack. Another roadside bomb wounded 11 people, including six policemen. Three people were wounded when gunmen attacked a checkpoint. Yesterday, a previously unreported roadside bomb killed another Iraqi soldier and wounded a second, while another bomb wounded a civilian. Two people were wounded by another roadside bomb.
In Khalis, a bomb perhaps targeting the mayor killed at least two people and wounded 13 others at a marketplace. Also, a civilian was killed, but eight of his attackers were arrested.
In Baghdad, six people were wounded during a bomb blast in Ghadir.
A female suicide bomber struck at a hospital in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, where she killed three and wounded seven.
A bomb blast killed two people in Madaen.
Two bodies, bearing gunshot wounds and blindfolds, were found in Iskandariya.
In Baquba, a streetsweeper was killed and five other people were wounded in a bomb blast. Iraqi soldiers, backed by Awakening Council members, detained a tribal chief.
A body was found near Hilla.
In Tuz Khormato, three policemen were wounded during a drive-by shooting at their checkpoint.
A roadside bomb injured at least one Iraqi soldier and one American soldier in Najaf.
Three more wounded people were reported in connection with yesterday’s bombing in Ramadi.
Three hostages were liberated in Rashad, while a policeman was kidnapped.
A fifteen-year-old girl freed herself from gunmen in Karbala.
A truck driver was kidnapped in Makhmour.
In Hamdaniya, 42 suspects were rounded-up during a raid.
A car bomb was discovered behind the mayor’s office in Kirkuk. U.S. troops were called in to detonate the explosives. No one was injured, and four suspects were captured.
A body was fished out of a river near Suwayra.
Also Turkish forces were seen massing near the border with Iraq.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis