Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, July 22, 2008
At least eight Iraqis
were killed and 29 were wounded. A unknown number of wounded were left after
an armed attack in Tikrit. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, parliament
passed an "election
law" meant to allow elections to occur later in the year; however, the law
is not likely to survive. Also, four U.S. soldiers were
charged with conspiracy to commit murder in relation to suspicious detainee
deaths last year, and over 100,000 detainees have been released
through an amnesty law.
The provincial elections law passed
in parliament today, but it is likely to be rejected by President Jalal Talabani,
who is Kurdish. At issue, is the division of power in Kirkuk (formerly At-Ta'Mim)
province, which is populated by Arabs and Turkmen as well as Kurds. The Kurdish
bloc walked out in protest, but quorum was reached anyway.
a roadside bomb wounded
two policemen. Eleven people
were wounded in a later bombing.
In Baghdad, weapons and ammunition
A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Illam left no
casualties. Last night, nine
people were wounded when a suicide
bomber attacked a checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad. Also, three
bodies were found.
Four gunmen were captured
in Kirkuk. A body
was found west of the city. A senior
police officer was killed and two officers were wounded during a roadside
In Karbala, three gunmen were detained.
Five people were wounded
during an armed attack in Hasba.
In Tikrit, gunmen shot at
a convoy carrying the head of the health office, but only wounded
an unknown number of guards.
body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Dibis.
a suicide bomber before he could harm anyone.
Police forces arrested
10 people across Iraq. Some turned themselves in, while a Syrian national was
A hostage was liberated
in Tal Afar.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis