Monday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

by , May 04, 2009

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.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman. A bomb wounded a traffic policeman. Three bodies were discovered.

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 Basra, an I.E.D. targeted a U.S. patrol but left no casualties. The British handed over control of Basra to U.S. forces last week. Twelve suspects were detained in ongoing operations.

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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