Updated at 5:56 p.m. EDT, Aug. 5, 2009
At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Eleven Iraqi pilgrims were kidnapped as well. Also, a U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident yesterday.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb blast killed five policemen and wounded eight others, including three civilians, in the Doura neighborhood. Prime Minister Maliki ordered the removal of concrete barriers throughout the capital.
One person was killed and two more were wounded in a roadside bomb blast between Mosul and Tal Keef. The three were employees of a medicine factory.
A 17-year-old shepherd was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Jalawla.
In Kirkuk, gunmen kidnapped then killed a 23-year-old Turkmen house painter.
Eleven Iraqis were kidnapped off a bus in Hilla. The group was traveling to Karbala for a religious observance on Friday.
A bomb containing C4 explosives was defused near the youth and sports directorate in Nasariya.
Diyala’s police chief has denied accusations that security forces are preventing food from entering Camp Ashraf. Last week, Iraqi forces entered the refugee camp, causing both chaos and hundred of casualties.
Twenty-four suspects were arrested in Basra province.
Sixteen suspects were arrested in Diyala province.
Thirteen suspects were detained in Taza and Rashad.
A sticky bomb in Qayara destroyed an oil container.
Police said a fire at a Sinjar cement factory was not sabotage.
An electrical problem caused a catastrophic fire at an ice factory in Amara.