Sunday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded

At least nine Iraqis were killed and 28 were wounded as their representatives spent the day bickering in parliament.

Inside a parliament cafe, M.P. Kamal Saadi from the State of Law party allegedly beat Iraqiya M.P. Haidar al-Mulla with a cane. However, this incident was just the culmination of a weekend filled with escalating party rivalry and threats. Iraqiya denounced the beating and withdrew from the parliamentary session but not the government.

In Baghdad, a bomb exploded in a football field in Jihad, killing three youngsters and wounding 14 others. Yesterday, separate bombs wounded seven people.

Gunmen in Baquba killed three policemen and wounded four others at a checkpoint.

An Awakening Council member and his wife were killed in a small arms attack in Hilla.

A bomb killed a policeman and wounded another in Qayara.

In Zummar, a bomb wounded two people.

A Mosul councilman safely escaped an assassination attempt.

A former high-ranking Air Force officer and his three brothers were released from a two-month long detention in Baghdad and returned to Falluja. Their mysterious incarceration was apparently triggered by a "secret informer."

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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.