Updated at 8:05 p.m. EDT, July 27, 2009
At least nine Iraqis were killed and 32 more were wounded in the latest attacks, while four U.S. soldiers were injured in a vehicular accident north of Kirkuk. A small amount of violence has followed the election in the Kurdish Autonomous Region, some of it apparently “celebratory.”
One person was killed and 12 were wounded during what is described as celebratory gunfire after unofficial election results were released in Arbil last night. No casualties were reported after Kurdistan Alliance followers allegedly attacked the Kurdistan Islamic Union headquarters. The K.A.R.’s Prime Minister Nechervan Barzani condemned the violence.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting police on Palestine St. instead killed one civilian and wounded four more. Five civilians were wounded during a blast in Harthiyah. U.S. forces reported that two Iraqi special forces soldiers were killed during an operation in which a suspect was wounded.
In Mosul, a bomb planted on a car exploded, wounding seven security personnel. A tribal chief was killed and his driver was wounded in a roadside bombing. A policeman was wounded in another blast. A gunman attacked police, but he managed only to get arrested.
Gunmen in Baquba killed the brother of a police official.
Ammunition and explosives were found in Karbala.
Police in Diyala arrested eight suspects and confiscated two munitions caches.