Updated at 6:51 p.m. EDT, Sept. 28, 2009
At least seven Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in the latest attacks. A U.S Marine has plead guilty to lesser charges in connection with the deaths of Iraq detainees. Meanwhile, Iraqis disabled during years of violence are fighting for war compensation.
A U.S. Marine plead guilty to dereliction of duty in connection with the 2003 death of an unarmed detainee in Fallujah. The Marine had originally faced murder charges but accepted a plea deal instead.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari blamed the failure of mediation talks with Syria on their reluctance to take such talks "seriously." Meanwhile, Damascus has asked for evidence that Iraq says proves the events of "Blood Wednesday" were orchestrated in Syria.
In Baghdad, a bomb planted on a car in Amil killed the driver; he may have been a suicide bomber. Last night, police killed two gunmen after they had killed a civilian. Five civilians were wounded in a blast in Doura, while another blast wounded five, including three policemen, on Palestine Street.
In Mosul, a sticky bomb killed cleric who was a member of the al-Hadba Sunni Arab party. Police found a man who was lynched. Three policemen were wounded in a roadside bomb attack. Gunmen killed a policeman.
An Imam and a civilian were wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Balad Ruz.
Three suspects were captured in connection with rocket attacks on Batira airport.
In Basra province, 22 suspects were detained.
A local councilmember was arrested in Zubaidiya.
A ninth escapee from the Tikrit jail was recaptured.
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