Updated at 6:40 p.m. EDT, June 30, 2008
An intimidation campaign
against Iraqi judges resumed today when a series of bombs targeted a number of
them at their homes in eastern Baghdad. Across Iraq, at least 20 Iraqis were
killed and 25 more were injured during the latest round of violence.
handover of security to Iraqi forces in the province of Qadisiyah was delayed
due to bad weather. The Polish Press Agency reported
that terrorism concerns were behind the delay as well.
a series of five separate bombs targeted
the homes of several Iraqi judges in eastern Baghdad, at least one
of their wives was injured. Conflicting reports have noted more casualties.
A bomb in Waziriya injured
one judge, his wife, and one of their sons. In what may
be the same incident, another judge, his wife and his daughter were injured
in Binouk. Another judge
was injured when a bomb planted in his car blew up. A judge was gunned down
only a few days ago.
Also in the capital, Iraqi forces killed
two gunmen during a security operation. A bomb in Kadhimiya killed
civilian and wounded three others. Gunmen raided a Minister's Council employee,
but no casualties
were reported. A car blew up in Adhimiya, then a body
was discovered in it. Five
dumped bodies were found in as many neighborhoods.
a car bomb killed
one person and wounded 13 others. Gunmen killed
two Iraqi soldiers at a checkpoint. Two
bodies, one belonging to a soldier, were discovered separately. Also, three
Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an IED explosion.
was wounded in Mahaweel when gunmen opened fire on him.
men were arrested
entering Karbala with false identification.
Four gunmen were detained
U.S. forces killed
six suspects and captured another 22 across Iraq.
by Margaret Griffis