Saturday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 7 Wounded

Iraq was relatively quiet today. Only two deaths were reported across the country. Another seven Iraqis were wounded, but four of them seemed to be involved in a family dispute. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, a new security operation was launched in Fallujah, and a Saudi al-Qaeda leader was captured in Basra.

In Basra, gunmen killed a money exchange owner and his employee. Although violence is frequent in Basra, reports rarely reach the outside world. Separately, a Saudi who is suspected of being an al-Qaeda leader was arrested along with his Iraqi assistants.

Amara police patrols clashed with each other after arguing over which group had more right to detain an outlaw. Three policemen were injured. Munitions were seized across the province.

Four people were wounded when a man opened fire with an AK-47 on his family near Arbil. The reason for the attack is unknown.

An arms cache was found near Nasariya.

A new security operation in search of Sunni insurgents is underway in Fallujah, just two days after a suicide attack against an army installation in Anbar. That incident left at least 38 wounded, but there is a question as to whether some officials are contradicting others in order to hide the extent of the casualties.

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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.