Updated at 6:25 p.m. EDT, July 6, 2009
At least 9 Iraqis were killed and 17 more were wounded in the latest round of violence. Again, Mosul was the target of multiple attacks. British authorities are looking into allegations that British troops tortured Iraqi civilians in 2004. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government has banned organized trips to Saddam Hussein’s grave, even as the final resting place for the former dictator’s gun is under discussion.
In Baghdad, gunmen attacked an al-Khadrah checkpoint, killing two policemen and three soldiers.
In Mosul, a car bomb targeting a police patrol in the Wadi Hajar area killed an 18-year-old civilian and wounded 14 others instead. Two policemen were killed in separate incidents; they may have been stabbed to death. Gunmen wounded a third policeman in Darkziya. A civilian was shot to death in the 17 Tammuz neighborhood.
A roadside bomb in Baquba wounded two policemen.
A policeman was kidnapped in Kirkuk.
Two suspected al-Qaeda leaders were captured in Suwayra.
No casualties were reported after gunmen fired an rocket propelled grenade at a U.S. patrol in Mashrouraa, near Duluiya.
Motorcycles were banned in Fallujah due to security concerns.
In Turkey, a landmine explosion killed four people and wounded nine near the Iraqi border. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are active in the area; however, the PKK declared a unilateral truce that was to have expired next week.