At least five Iraqis were killed or found dead and another seven were wounded.
Meanwhile, the fate of 23 "coup plotters" remains unknown, as is the actual reason
for their arrests. No Coalition deaths were reported, but parliament again rejected
a law that would oversee operations by foreign countries.
The fate of
23 men who had supposedly been arrested
on charges of plotting to resurrect the Ba'ath Party is unknown. Conflicting reports
have the men being freed or still in detention on charges of forgery and other
crimes. Originally, the group was arrested for plotting a coup, but critics of
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki believed the arrests to be politically motivated.
U.S. forces released 100 detainees
on Saturday. About 15,000 more are in custody, but those will be handed over to
Iraqi authorities at the beginning of next year, when the U.S.-Iraqi security
pact comes into effect. Also, the federal government reported
that only one contractor-related shooting resulted in death during the first ten
months of the year.
In Baghdad, three
bodies and human bones belonging to at least one other victim were found in
the Ur neighborhood. No casualties were reported
during a bombing in Allawi.
A bomb exploded in an empty yard in
Kut and wounded four people,
including a woman.
A bomb in Mandali wounded
three Iraqi soldiers.
Iraqi soldiers killed
an al-Qaeda suspect in Tikrit.
A police captain and his two
brothers were detained for
unspecified reasons in Kirkuk.
Two police officers arrested in
Diyala province are accused
of acts of violence.
Nine suspects were arrested
in Babel province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis