Wednesday: 16 Iraqis Killed, 27 Wounded

Updated at 10:15 p.m. EST, Apr. 15, 2009

At least 16 Iraqis were killed and 27 more were wounded in a pair of incidents in Kirkuk and Baghdad. No Coalition deaths were reported.

An Iraqi-born, Dutch citizen was convicted in the United States for orchestrating a roadside bombing in Iraq. As part of an agreement between the U.S. and the Netherlands, he will now be handed over to Dutch authorities and will serve out his sentence there. He faces up to 25 years for the incident, which left no casualties. Also, a U.S. soldier was convicted of murdering four Iraqis in 2007.

A suicide bomber targeted a convoy of security guards in Kirkuk. At least 14 people were killed and 23 more were wounded, but the toll is expected to rise. Outside of the city, U.S. forces killed one gunman and arrested two others. Two fake bombs were discovered.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb wounded two people in the Atifiya neighborhood. Two people were wounded during a roadsid bomb attack in Doura.

Security forces arrested 149 suspects during ongoing operation in Basra.

Security forces raided the Suwayra home of a new Wassit provincial member. No one was arrested.

In Kut, two defendants were convicted of murdering an Iraqi-American businessman. Barring a successful appeal, the pair will receive the death penalty.  Two suspects were arrested.

A munitions cache was found in Samarra.

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