Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, March 9, 2009
At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest
attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, an Iraqi state minister
for women's affairs says she will withdraw
her resignation thanks to the offer of aid to Iraq's women. Also, Iraq's
foreign minister mentioned
that the country is still at odds with Iran over the demarcation of their mutual
In Mosul, two
policemen where shot and killed while at their post last night. Two
policemen were killed and a civilian was wounded during an incident at a
checkpoint today. A roadside bomb blasted a U.S. patrol, but no
casualties were reported. Gunmen killed
a civilian inside a food store and wounded
three more civilians at an army checkpoint.
In Baghdad, gunmen killed
two members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) at a Jihad district checkpoint.
A sticky bomb wounded a Shi'ite
official and his son in Qadisiya. No
casualties were reported after a Katyusha rocket struck Jadiriyah.
A bomb wounded two
people in Shabb.
A roadside bomb blasted a convoy carrying the governor of Salah ad Din province
through Tikrit. Five
of his bodyguards were injured. Last night, someone threw a grenade at a
patrol and wounded three policemen.
When first responders arrived, a bomb blast wounded
one more policeman.
Clashes in al-Salaam left three
civilians dead and four others wounded, who were caught in the crossfire.
A roadside bomb killed
an Iraqi police officier and wounded two others in Hay al-Zahu.
A body was found in Saidiya.
Police safely defused a bomb they found in a crowded area of Jalawla.
Two suspects were captured
and their cache of weapons was seized in Amara.
Sixty-seven suspects were arrested
in Dhi Qar.
Explosives were found in
Turkish artillery struck
suspected Kurdistan Workers Party locations in the Qandeel Mountains.
A new police force was created
to protect highways crossing Anbar province. An emergency police force
is also protecting the border
Iraqi forces have implemented
a security operation in the southern provinces.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis