Updated at 5:55 p.m EDT, Aug. 25, 2009
At least six Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in a number of small incidents across the country. The fallout from last week’s Baghdad bombings continues with Iraq and Syria both recalling their diplomats over a spat concerning a pair of suspected Saddam loyalists who are accused of ordering the blasts. Meanwhile, a U.S. officer spoke about having less work to do since handing over security to the Iraqis.
In Baghdad, several gunmen were arrested after they stormed a Doura neighborhood home and killed a man and his daughter. A blast on Nidhal St. wounded four policemen. In Amin, four civilians were wounded in a bomb attack. A blast in Karrada wounded five more during an attack on a local leader. Also in Karrada, a gunman opened fire on a Planning Ministry convoy then fled. A bomb wounded a civilian in Saidiya.
In Mosul, a hospital patient was shot to death and a guard was wounded; the gunman was also wounded during arrest. A cleric and a child were wounded during prayers at a mosque last night. Sixteen suspects were detained. Seven I.E.D.s were found.
Gunmen killed a university professor and a policeman in separate events in Abu Ghraib.
A bomb in Samarra killed one policeman and wounded a second one.
Six suspects were arrested in Baquba after a bomb wounded a policeman.
Two men were arrested in Kut for killing their sister.
A journalist was assaulted as he was trying to cover a Diyala council meeting. The council’s own guard hit him.
Wassit province is maintaining tight security on vehicles a day after a pair of blasts.
Eighteen suspects were arrested in Basra province.
Ten al-Qaeda suspects were captured in separate locations across Jalawla.
Three bombs were defused in Missan province, and then police arrested 17 suspects.