Updated at 8:59 p.m. EST, Jan. 11, 2009
At least nine Iraqis
were killed and 11 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Also, a U.S.
soldier was killed during a roadside bombing late yesterday in Baghdad. There
seems to be some difficulty in getting news reports out of Iraq this weekend,
as some of the incidents that took place yesterday were not reported until today.
Meanwhile, Iraq backed
off forcing journalists to sign a code of conduct that could impair fair coverage
of upcoming elections. Also, parliament is
in disarray over the selection of a new speaker.
gunmen stormed a currency exchange shop near Palestine St., where they
two people and wounded three others. A fourth person
was injured during a previously reported bombing in Tayaran Square
yesterday. Also, a suspected Sunni insurgent leader was captured
last month; the man confessed
to having connections to political figures.
In Mosul, gunmen killed
three policemen during an attack in al-Sa'a, and four
policemen were injured during a bombing, either today or yesterday. Yesterday,
dumped bodies were discovered. Late today, a roadside bomb wounded
a politician who is running for council.
Ten suspects were detained
In Suwayra, two
bodies were discovered floating in a river. One body belonged to an Iraqi
soldier, while the other belonged to a policeman. Both bore evidence of torture.
An arms cache was found.
I.E.D.s were found in Amara.
A cache of missiles was discovered
in Jurf al-Sakhar.
In Makhmour, a landmine wounded
Compiled by Margaret Griffis