Anti-American Protests Across Iraq; 6 Killed in Usual Violence

Thursday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 15 Wounded

by , September 13, 2012

Although violence continued to be light today, anti-American protests erupted in several Iraq cities. At least six Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in new attacks.

Protests against an amateur video clip depicting Mohammad negatively spread into Iraq today, as part of a multi-nation backlash.. Followers of Moqtada al-Sadr were encouraged to demonstrate and demand the closure of the U.S. embassy. One Iraqi lawmaker called on the U.S. government to punish the filmmakers, and the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia outright threatened American interests. There were no reports of casualties connected to the protests.

Four soldiers were killed and one more was wounded in a bombing in Tikrit.

In Kirkuk, a bomb killed an oil engineer and wounded two civilians. A blast wounded one policeman. Deputies for the Iraqiya party complained that 151 Arabs were arrested without proper warrants.

A bomb in Sadeh, near Mosul, killed one soldier and wounded another.

In Falluja, a roadside bomb wounded three soldiers. Two civilians were wounded in a second bombing. Two more bombs targeted the homes of policemen but left no casualties.

A bomb wounded three policemen in Garma.

Two policemen were wounded in a bombing in Daquq.

A bomb in Ramadi targeted the home of the provincial governor but left no casualties when it exploded.

Four bombs were defused in Halabja.

Police safely detonated a car bomb in Abu Ghraib.

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