Friday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 54 Wounded

by , September 11, 2009

Updated at 5:35 p.m. EDT, Sept. 11, 2009

Riots broke out in Baghdad Central Prison where a number of people were killed or wounded. Overall, at least 10 Iraqis were killed and 54 more were wounded across the country, but most of the casualties were at the prison. No casualties were reported in Baghdad and no attack reports came out of Mosul. Meanwhile, Iraq is asking for help in restoring its archaeological sites. Some suffered massive damage during the wars. Its national art museum remains closed due to ongoing turmoil as well.

At Abu Ghraib prison, detainees set fire to their cells and tried to overpower guards on Thursday. At least six people were wounded, three of them detainees. An Iraqi lawmaker said that two detainees were also killed and negotiations are underway with prisoners, who are demanding to be pardoned. Another source said at least 34 more people were wounded. The jail, which is now called Baghdad Central Prison, was the scene of a prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. troops.

The casualty figures from the Wardek bombing rose by seven wounded to 25 killed and 50 wounded.

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed during a small arms attack in Safra.

Two gunmen were killed as they were trying to plant a bomb in Riyadh.

In Hawija, a civilian died during a drive-by shooting.

Gunmen in Kirkuk wounded a civilian. Yesterday, gunmen wounded six others. No casualties were reported after a rocket fell on the air base.

No casualties were reported after five mortar shells hit the U.S. base in Balad.

In Baghdad, no casualties were reported after bomb targeted a U.S. patrol in Qahira.

In Kut, three residential guards were detained in connection with yesterday’s roadside bombing.

A suspect was arrested and three I.E.D.s were defused in Saidiya.

Nine suspects were arrested in Ramadi.

Turkey has rejected calls to end military operations targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party.

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