Monday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded
Updated at 8:45 p.m. EDT, May 4, 2009
At least 15 Iraqis were killed 24 were wounded in the latest violence. No Coalition deaths were reported. Iraq used a pair of quiet days to reiterate its commitment to a June 30 deadline for the withdrawal of Coalition troops from Iraqi cities.
In Baghdad, four people were killed and seven more were wounded when bombs planted on a pair of cars parked at an Interior Ministry parking lot were detonated. Three people were injured when a bomb was detonated at a Doura refinery. In Doura/Saidiya, gunmen threw a grenade at a checkpoint, killing four policemen and wounding three others. Also, a roadside bomb targeting an American patrol left no casualties.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Ramadi. One Iraqi soldier and one gunman were killed. Three people were wounded.
In Diyala, a roadside bomb blasted a wedding convoy. One person was killed and six others were wounded.
Gunmen wounded a local official from the Sunni Arab Islamic Party in Khaldiya. He was exiting a mosque at the time.
In Jalawla, 25 suspects were detained. Security forces have implemented a security operation in Diyala province. Last year, a similar operation went haywire in Jalawla when residents felt the central government was exerting too much authority.
Thirteen suspects were arrested in Karbala.
A weapon’s cache was found in Fallujah.
An al-Qaeda "element" was arrested in Iskandariya.
Iran shelled a village in Sulaimaniya province, but no casualties were reported. Iran frequently shells remote northern Iraqi territory in pursuit of Kurdish rebels.
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