As the last U.S. troops left Iraq for Kuwait, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused his vice president of financing an assassination attempt at the premier. At least seven Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the most recent violence.
Updated at 7:15 p.m. EST, Feb. 23, 2010 With elections just a couple weeks away, the Iraqi government will continue using fraudulent bomb-detection devices even as Baghdad residents brace themselves for more pre-election violence. At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 16 were wounded in light violence today. Also, a U.S. soldier was killed in a vehicular accident in Baghdad today.
Although attacks were light today, the controversial election ban that could spur sectarian violence on continues to dominate the headlines. Overall, at least nine Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded.