Updated at 6:30 p.m. EST, March 6, 2009
On a relatively quiet
prayer day, PM Maliki spoke out for reconciliation with former Baath party members.
At least four Iraqis were killed and four more wounded across Iraq. No
Coalition deaths were reported.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked
Iraqis to forgive those formerly aligned with Saddam Hussein; however, a Sunni
parliamentarian suggested that Maliki back his words up with action. After the
2003 U.S. invasion, power shifted from Sunni to Shi'ite control. Baath Party members
were pushed out of government roles, and sectarian tensions were increased. Many
Sunnis believe that Maliki, a Shi'ite, and his government are too slow to bring
about actual reconciliation.
a man in Zammar district.
civilians were wounded during a bombing in Balad Ruz.
suicide bombers died near Qadisiyah when they blew up their truck as
security forces were forcing them to stop. They were the only casualties.
body of a 25-year-old woman was found in Aziziya.
a roadside bomb wounded a member
of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
An arms cache was seized
in Missan. Six suspects were detained.
Across Basra, 22 suspects were detained.
A large weapons cache was found
Two members of the al-Naqshabandiya group cult were
A missile was defused in Kirkuk.
A sticky bomb was defused
Compiled by Margaret Griffis