At least 10 Iraqis were killed and another 10 were
wounded in the latest violence. Six of the dead were killed during a prison
transfer. Meanwhile, voters in Karbala are demanding changes to Iraq’s
byzantine method of assigning seats to election winners. No Coalition deaths
rallied in Karbala for the appointment of a local politician as the
province’s governor. Yousif
al-Habubi won the most votes in recent elections, but was given fewer seats
than his rivals, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's allies, merely
because he ran as an independent. Meanwhile, Iraq again is considering
changes that will enable the reintegration of former Ba’ath Party members.
al-Qaeda suspects were killed when gunmen allegedly attacked a convoy
transferring the group from Ninewa province to a jail in Anbar. U.S. forces
originally captured the the six before handing them over to Iraq.
soldiers were killed and at least another
was wounded during a bomb blast in Mandali.
In Mosul, gunmen killed an off-duty policewoman
who was shopping at a marketplace.
employees were abducted from a sewage plant in Baquba. Fifteen
suspects were captured
in a new, but unrelated crackdown.
In Baghdad, Katyusha rockets set the Doura oil
refinery ablaze; no
casualties were reported, and the fire was put out. Mortars fell on the
Green Zone but no casualties
were reported. A sticky bomb in Grayaat wounded five people.
Two Iraqi soldiers
were injured in Mansour. Two young men were
injured during a blast in Dawoodi.
In Jamiaa, a sticky bomb left no casualties.
During operations that netted
41 suspects, security forces liberated
three hostages and defused
In Iskandariya, a partially decomposed body was
found in a river. A tribal leader in was detained on terror charges.
Forty suspects were detained across Basra
province. Arms and psychotropic drugs were confiscated along with unlicensed
vehicles. The city was supposedly cleared of detrimental elements during a botched crackdown
last year, but dozens of suspects have been detained in recent weeks.
A massive ammunition stockpile was found in an agricultural area
Three Egyptian suspects were detained in Hilla.
Arms and ammunition were discovered in an underground
cache near Fallujah.
Over 1,750 displaced families have returned to Wassit province.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis