Updated at 7:11 p.m. EDT, May 26, 2009
Three Americans were killed during a bombing in Anbar province, while at least 11 Iraqis were also killed and 17 more were wounded in other attacks. Meanwhile, the Iraqi army conducted a raided an NDF party office in Baghdad.
Three Americans were killed and two more were wounded during a bomb attack in Fallujah. The group was traveling to a construction site. Among the dead were a U.S. soldier, State Department official , and an American contractor.
The Iraqi Army raided the offices of the Iraqi National Dialogue Front in Baghdad. This Sunni-led, but non-sectarian, political group was formed to contest the 2005 elections. Some staff members were accused of having links to Mohammed al-Daini and arrested.
Mohammed al-Daini is a lawmaker and critic of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He stands accused of terrorist acts and has been missing since the Iraqi government forced his February flight to Jordan back to Baghdad. The Iraqi government denies capturing him at the airport. In the past, al-Daini exposed Maliki’s secret jails and accused the prime minister of having Iranian ties. Daini claimed that terrorism accusations against him were political in nature and obtained through torture.
Eight Awakening Council members were sentenced to death in Diwaniya on terrorism charges.
Seven bodies were found in a mass grave in western Anbar province. Authorities believe the grave was dug two years ago during the height of sectarian violence.
In Baghdad, eight people were wounded when a bomb was detoned in Fidhiliya.
Near Kirkuk in Jawala village, six gunmen stormed a home, where they killed three men, a father and two sons. They then paraded around town threatening those who cooperate with the government.
A car bomb wounded a man in Iskandariya.
Three people were wounded during a bombing in Mahmoudiya.
Military personnel in Jalawla arrested the brother of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who is believed to the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq. The Iraqi government claims to have Baghdadi in custody, but there is no evidence that the man they arrested is Baghdadi or even if Baghdad exists. Seven other suspects were detained as well.
Twenty-five detainees were cleared of charges and freed in Fallujah.
A Jaish Al Naqshbandiya leader and two assistants were captured in Khanaqin.
Dhi Qar police defused a bomb and found weapons caches.
A weapons cache was found in Amara.