Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, July 22, 2008
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 29 were wounded. A unknown number of wounded were left after an armed attack in Tikrit. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, parliament passed an "election law" meant to allow elections to occur later in the year; however, the law is not likely to survive. Also, four U.S. soldiers were charged with conspiracy to commit murder in relation to suspicious detainee deaths last year, and over 100,000 detainees have been released through an amnesty law.
The provincial elections law passed in parliament today, but it is likely to be rejected by President Jalal Talabani, who is Kurdish. At issue, is the division of power in Kirkuk (formerly At-Ta’Mim) province, which is populated by Arabs and Turkmen as well as Kurds. The Kurdish bloc walked out in protest, but quorum was reached anyway.
In Baghdad, weapons and ammunition were confiscated. A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Illam left no casualties. Last night, nine people were wounded when a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint in northeastern Baghdad. Also, three bodies were found.
Four gunmen were captured in Kirkuk. A body was found west of the city. A senior police officer was killed and two officers were wounded during a roadside bombing.
In Karbala, three gunmen were detained.
Five people were wounded during an armed attack in Hasba.
In Tikrit, gunmen shot at a convoy carrying the head of the health office, but only wounded an unknown number of guards.
A body bearing gunshot wounds was found in Dibis.
In Fallujah, police killed a suicide bomber before he could harm anyone.
Police forces arrested 10 people across Iraq. Some turned themselves in, while a Syrian national was captured elsewhere.
A hostage was liberated in Tal Afar.
Compiled by Margaret Griffis
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