Tuesday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 12 Wounded

Updated at 10:25 p.m. EDT, Apr. 21, 2009

At least four Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in unusually light violence. Over 100 more were arrested across the country. Meanwhile, Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-Otari is in Iraq for the first high-level visit by that country’s leader in decades. Also, some Iraqis are outraged that controversial Blackwater Worldwide is still providing security in Iraq under a new name. Elsewhere, the United Nations is preparing to release a study on disputed territories.

Gunmen killed a butcher in Kirkuk. A magnetic bomb left no casualties.  Ten suspects were detained.

A female professor was assassinated in Mosul. A man sustained injuries in a hit-and-run accident involving U.S. troops. A suicide bomber wounded two Iraqi soldiers.

A bomb in Albu Abeid village wounded three people, including Sheikh Zein Aagami.

Three people were wounded when a bomb was detonated in Madaen.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one policeman and injured three people in Ameriya. Four men accused of a daring holdup on jewelry stores last week were arrested.

Ongoing security operations that may actually be harassment of rival Shi’ite factions continue in Basra, where 109 suspects were arrested today. Weapons and motorbikes were confiscated as well.

The Interior Ministry captured 39 individuals across Iraq.

A neighborhood leader in Suwayra was accused of and arrested for participating in an attack against security forces.

A suspect confessed to being an armed group leader in Karbala.

Five men suspectedof belonging to the Naqshabandiya group were captured in Mandili.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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