Iraqiya Party Threatens Walkout, 7 Killed in Attacks

Saturday: 7 Killed, 15 Wounded

by , December 22, 2012

At least seven Iraqis were killed and 15 more were wounded in today’s attacks. The Iraqiya party threatened a walkout if the government bans ndependent observers during the interrogations of the finance minister’s bodyguards.

Haidar al-Mulla, spokesman for the Iraqiya bloc, warned that Iraqiya lawmakers will withdraw from the government if Baghdad does not allow independent monitors to observe the interrogations of Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi’s bodyguards. Ten of them, including their chief, were arrested two days ago on terrorism-related charges.

Four people were killed and 11 more were wounded when a bomb exploded outside a CD shop in Qazaniya. The shop was completely destroyed.

In Mosul, a former army officer was shot dead. A civilian and a policeman were wounded during shelling.

A civilian was killed in a bombing at his home in Muqdadiya.

A young man was bludgeoned to death in Mussayab.

A blast wounded two people at a Shomali restaurant.

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