At least seven Iraqis were killed and another 35 were wounded in today's
attacks, which including an assassination attempt on a deputy minister in Baghdad.
No Coalition deaths were reported, but two U.S. soldiers were wounded during a
bombing in the capital. Back home, U.S. President Barack Obama will meet
with military officials tomorrow to discuss the possibility of an accelerated
drawdown in Iraq, but also a subsequent troop increase in Afghanistan.
political news, Iraq's Shi'ite vice president, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, accused
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of trying to consolidate power for himself. Only
yesterday, Kurdish President Massoud Barzani has also complained about efforts
to concentrate power in Baghdad. Meanwhile, the electoral commission rejected
a referendum on Basran autonomy.
In Baghdad, a car bomb targeting
a U.S. patrol in the Mansour area injured
two U.S. soldiers, but also killed
three Iraqis and wounded five others. Five
people were wounded when a bomb blasted a convoy carrying a deputy minister.
A bomb wounded
eight people, including three civilians, in Adhamiya. In northern Baghdad,
Iraqis soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb attack. A roadside bomb near
Shabb Stadium wounded
In Mosul, gunmen stormed a real estate office where
the agent and wounded a child. A civilian
was killed in a drive-by shooting. Police killed
a suicide bomber approaching their checkpoint; one
policeman was injured as well. One roadside bomb left no
casualties while another bomb was defused. Also, a stockpile of ammunition
people were wounded in Baquba when a bomb was detonated near a Sunni
party election office.
police officer was killed and his driver was wounded in Zubair.
Six people were injured when
a hand grenade was lobbed at checkpoint in Tal Afar.
five suspects were detained.
Five suspects were arrested
In Amara, U.S. forces found a bomb and safely
Compiled by Margaret Griffis