Sunday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 34 Wounded

Updated at 7:42 p.m. EDT, Apr. 5, 2009

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 34 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is in Iraq. No Coalition deaths were reported, but a U.S. soldier was taken into custody and charged with the murder of a contractor last month.

President Mahmoud Abbas is in Iraq discussing the fate of the thousands of Palestinian refugees who still live there. Many Palestinians live in Baghdad, but thousands live in refugee camps at the Syrian border. The group had been favored during the Saddam era, but suffered greatly during the sectarian violence following the U.S.-led invasion.

In Mosul, two Iraqi soldiers were injured separately in a pair of hand grenade attacks. A civilian was wounded in a drive-by shooting. Another civilian was shot dead at a bus station. A policeman was wounded when mortars fell on his station. Gunmen wounded three people, including two civilians, at a checkpoint. A body was found. A roadside bomb killed a child and wounded a woman. A policeman was wounded during a bombing in Dorat al-Yarmouk. Also, a man was arrested as he was planting a roadside bomb.

Gunmen shot at a moving police car in Samarra. One policeman was killed and four others were wounded. The gunmen may have been using incendiary bombs.

One man was killed and two women were injured in Abu Ghraib during a bombing near an Awakening Council leader’s home. Two buildings were destroyed.

In Fallujah, a pair of bombs killed a policeman and wounded eight others.

In Kirkuk, a roadside bomb wounded seven people. A civilian was wounded during a drive-by shooting yesterday. Late in the day, a bomb wounded two policemen and a Sahwa member. Also, a Peshmerga fighter was shot dead.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a surgeon near a Qahira mosque. On Sinaa St., gunmen killed a senior Interior Ministry official as he was riding in his car with his family. No casualties were reported after a bombing in Shabb.

An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was killed in Kanaan.

A body was found in Makhmour.

In Baneera village, gunmen killed two people.

The governor of Basra survived a bomb attack.

U.S. forces in Diyala freed a Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) leader who had been in custody for a month. Six al-Qaeda suspects were detained across the province.

Five suspects were detained in Iskandariya.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.