Saturday: 23 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

Updated at 5:49 p.m. EDT, July 12, 2009

At least 23 Iraqis were killed and 16 others were wounded across Iraq. Several weapons caches discovered and confiscated at well. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, a bomb in a Adhamiya wounded six people; and unknown number of U.S. soldiers were injured in the blast.. A bomb planted on a car belonging to the head of traffic police injured him. In Doura, two people were wounded in a roadside bombing. Also, Iraqi security forces detained 52 people across Baghdad; one personnel member was killed and another was wounded.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed a civilian in a car. Gunmen killed two policemen during an ambush; a traffic cop was injured. A grenade killed one person and wounded a traffic policeman.

A roadside bomb in Kirkuk killed one woman and wounded four others, including a police official; this was the second time in two months, the official survived an attack. Seven gunmen were killed during a raid.

An explosion in Saraw village killed two people.

In Tal Afar, a policeman was killed during a bombing.

The bodies of seven kidnap victims were discovered near Tal Afar in the village of al-Mahalabiyah.

Ten suspects were arrested in Baquba.

In Yusufiya, eight suspects were detained.

Two suspects were found in Basra and a cache of weapons was confiscated. At least seven other suspects were detained as well.

In Kut, a large cache of anti-tank missiles was found.

Two bombs were defused in Maysan province.


Compiled by Margaret Griffis

Author: Margaret Griffis

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