Saturday: 22 Iraqis Killed, 65 Wounded

by , August 29, 2009

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.

Six people were killed and at least 37 more were wounded in al-Shimal, just outside Sinjar when a parked truck exploded.

In Mosul, a blast killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded a civilian. A girl was killed in a small arms attack. A mortar attack left four policemen with injuries.

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.

A kidnapping gang was captured in Maashal, in northern Basra province. Police freed one victim. Fourteen other suspects were arrested separately.

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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