Saturday: 22 Iraqis Killed, 65 Wounded
Updated at 8:44 p.m. EDT, Aug. 29, 2009
At least 22 Iraqis were killed and 65 more were wounded in the latest violence, which targeted small northern Iraqi villages. Meanwhile, a journalist known as the man who threw shoes at Prime Minister Maliki and former U.S. President George Bush earned early release from jail next month on good behavior.
A suicide truck bomber killed 12 people and wounded 15 at a police station near Shirqat in the Sunni village of Hamad.
In Baghdad, a bomb killed one Iraqi soldier and wounded three more people in Adhamiya. Five people were injured in a bombing in New Baghdad.
No casualties were reported in Kirkuk after a bomb exploded on a car belonging to a high-ranking police officer from Baghdad. Another assassination attempt on a local police officer failed to produce casualties as well.
Two Naqshabandiya Army suspects were detained near Makhmour.
Thirty-three detainees were released in Ramadi.
In Nasariya, 25 mortar shells and two Katyusha rockets were seized.
Two I.E.D.s were confiscated in Souk al-Shyoukh.
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