Iraq: 4 Iraqis Killed, 4 Wounded

Updated at 9:30 p.m. EDT, May 28, 2009

At least four Iraqis were killed and four were wounded in two reported attacks. Although other attacks occurred, they failed to produce more casualties. A number of other events, however, did make the newswires, including an air strike by Turkey on PKK targets.

Gunmen killed a Diwaniya councilman, who was also the local leader of Shiite cleric Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim’s Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb targeting an official motorcade instead wounded three members of the same family; at least one other person was killed and a fourth was wounded. Gunmen stormed a home where they killed a 15-year-old girl and her mother; the third such attack in the last week.

In Baghdad, a bombing on Palestine Street left no casualties.

Fifteen suspects were detained in Basra. No casualties were reported at the U.S. base at Basra airport; it’s the first attack since the British handed over security to the Americans.

A large amount of TNT was discovered in Iskandariya.

Ramadi police discovered 46 rockets and arrested two suspects.

Police arrested a gang that prayed on Iranian pilgrims traveling through Babel province.

U.S. forces arrested a businessman during a raid in Karbala.

Near Tikrit, security forces defused a large roadside bomb made of TNT and oxygen cylinders.

Turkish jets struck suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) hideout in northern Iraq after a landmine killed six soldiers in Turkey.

Sixteen suspects were captured in Buhriz.

Four suspects were detained in Khalis and their munitions were confiscated.

U.S. forces released 22 innocent detainees in Anbar.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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