Friday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 7:03 p.m. EDT, Sept. 4, 2009

At least eight Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in the latest violence. Four of the dead were casualties from yesterday’s bombing in Mussayab. Meanwhile, Iraq ratcheted up its complaints against Syria and deployed troops to the border. Also, Serbia may replace several fighter jets sent there for service during the Saddam era but were instead stripped for parts.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked the U.N. Security Council for help investigating the Aug. 19th bombings in Baghdad. He believes that Syria is sheltering armed groups involved in the bombings. Iraq stationed more security personnel at the Syrian border to help staunch the flow of fighters into Iraq. Border patrols were also deployed to marshes near the Iranian border.

In Baghdad, three civilians were wounded during a bombing last night in Amil. Another bomb wounded seven in Saidiya.

In Mosul, a bomb wounded six people, including three civilians. Another bomb injured a policeman and a civilian.

An eight-year-old’s body was discovered in Khalis, two days after he was kidnapped in Muqdadiya. His father is a local councilmember.

An unidentified body was discovered north of Kirkuk in the Qura Hanjier district.

Four people died overnight from wounds received in yesterday’s bombing in Mussayab.

Two men were killed when the bomb they are suspected of transporting in Fallujah accidentally detonated.

In Basra, three Katyusha rockets fell on the South Gas offices, but no casualties were reported. Police confiscated thousands of liquor bottles. Six suspects were captured.

Two Naqshabandiya Army suspects were captured in Saidiya. Three brothers suspected belonging to al-Qaeda were arrested in a separate incident.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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