Updated at 7:58 p.m. EDT, June 8, 2009
Although there were few attack reports today, one bombing in Baghdad created a significant number of casualties. Overall, at least 13 Iraqis were killed and 30 more were wounded across central and north Iraq. Meanwhile, the Wartime Contracting Commission released a 111-page report on the mishandling of contractor funding in Iraq. Also, Shi’ite political parties are looking to reform a coalition that might antagonize the Sunnis.
In Baghdad, a bomb on a minibus killed nine passengers and wounded 24 people, many of them bystanders, in the Abu Dsheer neighborhood. Meanwhile, three Islamic State in Iraq suspects were captured, and curfew hours were reduced to four hours each night.
In Mosul, two students were killed in separate incidents today and Saturday. Four people were wounded during a bombing in Jawsaq. A bomb targeting the home of a police officer in Tayaran left no casualties. Two civilians were wounded when security forces shot at a suicide bomber, forcing him to detonate his bomb before reaching a checkpoint.
No one was injured during a drive-by shooting in Tikrit. The attackers used machine guns on a provincial councilwoman’s home.
Ten suspects were detained in Basra, and even more unlicensed vehicles and arms were seized.
Two al-Jamaa al-Naqshabandiya militants were captured near Kirkuk in al-Multaqa.
A former deputy governor of Diyala province escaped to Germany to avoid corruption charges.
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