Updated at 7:51 p.m. EDT, Oct. 17, 2009
At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 30 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, Iran arrested three Iraqi servicemembers who accidentally crossed the border.
Four Iraqi soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded in a bomb attack on a convoy outside Fallujah.
In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman and two civilians. A roadside bomb killed another policeman and wounded two more civilians. A civilian was shot dead.
Baghdad is seeing a relatively unreported increase in kidnappings, particular the abduction of children; one child was killed recently despite the delivery of ransom. Today, a bomb planted on a ministry official’s car exploded, injuring him and a civilian. In Bayaa, a roadside bomb wounded three people.
Two men were killed and two bystanders were injured in Hawija as the bomb the dead men were planting exploded prematurely. A separate blast killed two soldiers and wounded three more.
A bomb planted at an Ameriya home wounded a police officer residing there.
A truck bomb demolished a bridge used by U.S. troops to transport equipment through Ramadi. This is the second such attack in as many days. The bridge is an important link to Syria and Jordan, but it is also near the home of a tribal leader whose brother founded the Sahwa movement. The bomber was killed and a civlian was wounded.
The chief of police in Samarra survived an assassination attempt perpetrated by six of his own men.