Monday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded

Updated at 7:35 p.m. EDT, March 9, 2009

At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 20 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No Coalition deaths were reported. Meanwhile, an Iraqi state minister for women’s affairs says she will withdraw her resignation thanks to the offer of aid to Iraq’s women. Also, Iraq’s foreign minister mentioned that the country is still at odds with Iran over the demarcation of their mutual border.

In Mosul, two policemen where shot and killed while at their post last night. Two policemen were killed and a civilian was wounded during an incident at a checkpoint today. A roadside bomb blasted a U.S. patrol, but no casualties were reported. Gunmen killed a civilian inside a food store and wounded three more civilians at an army checkpoint.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed two members of an Awakening Council (Sahwa) at a Jihad district checkpoint. A sticky bomb wounded a Shi’ite official and his son in Qadisiya. No casualties were reported after a Katyusha rocket struck Jadiriyah. A bomb wounded two people in Shabb.

A roadside bomb blasted a convoy carrying the governor of Salah ad Din province through Tikrit. Five of his bodyguards were injured. Last night, someone threw a grenade at a patrol and wounded three policemen. When first responders arrived, a bomb blast wounded one more policeman.

Clashes in al-Salaam left three civilians dead and four others wounded, who were caught in the crossfire.

A roadside bomb killed an Iraqi police officier and wounded two others in Hay al-Zahu.

A body was found in Saidiya.

Police safely defused a bomb they found in a crowded area of Jalawla.

Two suspects were captured and their cache of weapons was seized in Amara.

Sixty-seven suspects were arrested in Dhi Qar.

Explosives were found in Babel province.

Turkish artillery struck suspected Kurdistan Workers Party locations in the Qandeel Mountains.

A new police force was created to protect highways crossing Anbar province. An emergency police force is also protecting the border with Syria.

Iraqi forces have implemented a security operation in the southern provinces.


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.