Saturday: 38 Iraqis Killed, 53 Wounded

At least 38 Iraqis were killed and 53 more were wounded in today’s violence. Mosul was the hardest hit. Meanwhile, relations between Iraq and one U.S. lawmaker have created some new tensions in the last day.

Iraq has asked that U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher leave the country after he said that Iraq should partly repay the United States for money spent since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. It is unclear when the representative made the request. Iraq strongly said it is under no obligation to compensate the United States. Iraq also banned Rohrabacher’s trip to Camp Ashraf. He responded to that by saying he would now demand a criminal probe into the deaths of Iranian dissidents there

Two near-simultaneous car bombs killed 18 people and wounded 47 others in Mosul. At least one was targeting police. Separately, police killed a man carrying an RPG launcher.

Gunmen in a minibus arrived at a schoolteacher’s home in Dour, where they killed him, his wife, and three children.

Near Samarra, gunmen killed a Sahwa leader and his three brothers.

Three people were wounded during an attack in Baquba.

In Abu Ghraib, a civilian was shot to death. The decapitated body of an activist was found.

U.S. forces killed two civilians in Hashimiya while "dismantling" a roadside device by shooting rockets at it.

At least three policemen were injured during two blasts in Ramadi.

Six more people died in last night’s attack in the MadaenSalman Pak area than had previously been reported.

Baghdad Operations Command claimed to have not allowed weapons into Tahrir Square yesterday and such sticks as were used for weapons came from protest signs.

In Basra province, a bomb blasted a U.S. convoy, but no casualties were so far reported. Separately, 22 suspects were detained.

Security forces were able to liberate a kidnapped child in Hilla.

Bombs destroyed the partly built home of a Badr official in Salah ad Din province.

A suspected al-Qaeda emir was arrested in Latifiya.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has
been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.