Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 26 Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and 26 more were wounded as tensions between Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan increased.

As Kurdish lawmakers complained that Iranian forces had gone as far as to build roads inside Iraqi territory, an Iranian military official accused Massoud Barzani, president of Iraqi Kurdistan, of supporting Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) rebels.

Two people were killed and 20 others were wounded during coordinated explosions and subsequent fires at two separate petrol stations in Karbala.

In Abu Ghraib, at least two Sahwa members were killed and four others were wounded when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives at a checkpoint. One report stated there were nine casualties in total.

Gunmen killed one soldier and wounded another in Mosul.

A roadside bomb in Mussayab wounded a Sahwa member.

In Diyala province, 26 suspects were captured.

Twenty-one suspects were arrested in Hadra.

A bomb blasted a U.S. patrol in Kut, but no casualties were as yet reported.

At least 700 people were sickened when an explosion released chlorine gas at a water treatment plant in Sadr City. The incident was blamed on mechanical failure; however, chlorine bombs have been used in the past.

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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.