2 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded in Market Bomb Blast

Two Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in one of the two attacks reported today. In the other, a kidnap victim was captured and rescued in a matter of hours. Also, demonstrations against the United States continued.

Parliamentary Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi denounced insulting Mohammed but also condemned retaliatory attacks, saying such violence not only goes against religious values but also justifies further attacks against Islam.

In Ramadi, protestors demanded to cut ties with the U.S. and expel the U.S. Ambassador.

Two people were killed and 18 were wounded in a blast inside a crowded market in Samarra. Police stationed nearby fired rounds after the explosion.

A kidnapping victim from the Hamrim area was liberated, and the kidnappers were arrested.

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