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January 14, 2009
Wednesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, Iraq formally turned over to the U.N. a document ratifying a ban against chemical weapons.

In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed two people and wounded at least four others at a Zanjili checkpoint. One person was killed and another was wounded when they bomb they were allegedly planting blew up prematurely. In Sideeq, an Iraqi soldier killed one man and injured another who were launching rockets. Also, four "sound bombs" were detonated at Mosul University and left no casualties.

An off-duty policeman was killed in Kirkuk. A kidnapping gang was arrested.

In Baghdad, a bomb on Palestine St. wounded four people. Three people were wounded when a bomb was detonated in Zaafaraniya. A sticky bomb was found and defused under a car belonging to the transport ministry’s undersecretary. A bomb was detonated near Sirafiya Bridge, but no casualties have as yet been reported. Also, 33 suspects were detained and one kidnap victim was liberated.

A body was found near Makhmour.

Three Islamic State of Iraq members were arrested in Hawija.

Nine people were arrested in Amara and their weapons, including Katyusha rockets, were seized. Separately, a bomb targeting a U.S. convoy left no casualties.

A suspected al-Qaeda leader was detained in Khalis.

Near Kut, 28 Katyusha rockets were seized.

A bicycle bomb was found in Nasariya. A motorcycle bomb was also defused.

As part of precautions taken ahead of upcoming elections, Najaf has divided the city into 11 security districts.

 

Compiled by Margaret Griffis

 
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