Wednesday: 20 Iraqis Killed, 84 Wounded

Updated at 3:25 p.m. EDT, May 6, 2009

At least 20 Iraqis were killed and 84 others were wounded in the latest violence. A massive bombing at a market in Baghdad was tempered by the failure of a second bomb to detonate. More bombs blasted victims elsewhere in Baghdad and in cities to the north of the capital. No Coalition deaths were reported.

In Baghdad, a bomb exploded at a marketplace in Doura, killing 15 people and wounding about 50 others early this morning; a second bomb was found and safely detonated by security forces. An hour later, a bomb in Karrada killed two civilians and wounded six more. Later still, seven people were wounded on Palestine St. when a bomb exploded there. In the evening, a bomb at a cafe in Abu Dshir left eight people with injuries. Also, four Sadrists were arrested, 13 suspects were detained, and a five-year-old kidnap victim was liberated.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed an 11-year-old and wounded two others. A woman and child were wounded during a blast in western Mosul.

An Iranian patrol boat fired upon a group of fishermen in the al-Adheem marshland near the border in Missan province. Two fishermen were killed while a third man escaped.

A pair of bombs attached to oil trucks wounded three people at a Baiji refinery.

Six Iraqi soldiers were wounded in Kirkuk during a roadside bomb blast.

Six suspects were arrested near Fallujah.

Two suspects were detained near Amara.

A vehicle ban was imposed on Baquba ahead of a high level visit.

Four suspects were captured in Basra.

A Turkish news agency reported that 10 Kurdish rebels were killed in northern Iraq during air strikes last week. Casualty reports from the sparsely populated area are difficult to confirm and often subject to bias.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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