Friday: 11 Iraqis Killed, 23 Wounded

At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 23 others were wounded in the latest violence. One brazen attack left a senior Sunni parliamentarian dead. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, a senior Sunni lawmaker was killed after delivering a sermon at a mosque in Yarmouk. Guards chased the teenage assailant who threw a grenade at his pursuers as they killed him. At least five others killed; one was a bodyguard. Another 12 people were wounded. Harith al-Obeidi had recently assumed leadership of the Iraqi Accord Front, when the former head became speaker of parliament.

In the New Baghdad neighborhood, two people were killed and 10 others were injured when a bike bomb was detonated. A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Mashtal left no casualties.

Gunmen stormed the Balad Ruz home of an Iraqi army officer. They killed his 17-year-old daughter and wounded his wife.

In Mosul, two policemen were arrested in connection with a February attack on Americans.

A policeman in Mussayab shot and killed two men he spotted planting a roadside bomb.

A roadside bomb planted near Kirkuk in Diblis left no casualties.

In Buhriz, a roadside bomb left no casualties.

Twenty-eight detainees were released in Ramadi after they were proved innocent.

Four suspects were arrested across Suwayra.

Four bombs were defused west of Mosul in Badoush.

Missan province has tightened security after this week’s deadly bombing in neighboring Dhi Qar province.

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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.