Updated at 9:40 EST, Nov. 5, 2009
At least three Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in separate events as well, of which only one was combat related. In Baghdad, a mortar attack wounded seven more American servicemembers. Meanwhile, the head of Iraq’s election commission again warned of delaying the passage of an elections law that will guide January’s national elections, but parliament again failed to pass one.
Sixteen people were wounded in a bomb blast in Hilla.
A pair of blasts in Ramadi killed two and wounded six others.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded three others.
Kurdish forces supported by U.S. troops in Kirkuk killed a kidnapper and arrested three others. At least two children were liberated. The children are apparently from Diyala and one of them was held for three years. Also, a police officer survived an assassination attempt; his car was destroyed and he likely suffered some injuries. A second policeman reported no injuries when a blast damaged his home.
U.S. forces detonated assorted ammo in a controlled explosion near Nasariya.
Two men were arrested while planting a roadside bomb in Fallujah.
Four suspects were detained in Saidiya.
Three people were captured in Khanaqin.