Updated at 8:56 p.m. EST, Jan. 13, 2009
Reports of violence dropped
off as U.S. Vice President-elect Biden continued
his trip to Iraq. At least two Iraqis were killed and another 18 were wounded
in light violence. Meanwhile, a newly released report sheds
light on the mismanagement of the rebuilding of Iraq's oil infrastructure.
Separately, Iraqi officials admitted
there might be problems with voting rules that will guide upcoming elections.
An Iraqi spokesperson said
that U.S. VP-elect Joe Biden promised that U.S. troops will keep to a withdrawal
timeline. He added that President-elect Obama will confer with commanders before
making any new withdrawal decisions.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb
killed one policeman
and injured another. Five suspects were detained
in connection with an attack on cell towers. A man was arrested
after throwing a hand grenade that failed to leave casualties. A bomb killed
a policeman, while gunmen separately wounded
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb injured
a policeman in a southeast neighborhood. Late in the day, seven
people were wounded when mortars struck Adhamiya. A roadside bomb wounded
eight people in Doura. Six army officers were arrested in connection
with a bombing in Kadhimiya.
and defused a bomb left in a Tikrit University lecture hall.
missiles were seized west of
Nine suspects were detained
More than 127,057 detainees have been released
through a general amnesty law.