Updated at 11:00 p.m. EDT, Apr. 11, 2011
A number of bomb and small arms attacks left at least 29 dead and 51 wounded across the country. Also, there are new developments in the Camp Ashraf saga.
Iraqi officials allowed a U.S. medical assistance team into Camp Ashraf for the first time since last Friday’s raid and riot, but U.N. observers were not permitted to enter. The government also admitted to more casualties than they had previously reported, but only about a third the numbers that camp officials gave. The group of Iranian dissidents who live at the camp was also given until the end of the year to find a new home. They cannot return to Iran, but no third country has offered them refuge. Previous attempts by the Iraqi government to relocate them, even internally, them have failed.
A coordinated, triple bombing in Falluja left seven dead and about 24 wounded. The first blast came from a car bomb that targeted an Iraqi patrol. The patrol may have been attempting to defuse the bomb at that time. Then two more bombs exploded soon after first responders arrived.
In Baghdad, a blast in the Jisr Diyala area killed four people, including a 10-year-old girl, and wounded 11 others. Two people were wounded in a bombing on Abu Nawas Street. Four civilians were wounded during an explosion in Shula. A bomb blast in Hurriya killed a media official and wounded two others last night.
Two bombs at a home in Khan Bani Saad killed 10 people wounded two others. Women and children were among the casualties. One of the dead was pregnant.
A roadside bomb in Iskandariya killed three police officers.
In Aziz, gunmen killed one civilian and wounded another.
Three passengers were wounded when a passing train was blasted in Taji.
A U.S. camp in Diwaniya suffered a Katyusha rocket attack.
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