Updated at 7:10 p.m. EDT, Sept. 7, 2009
At least 39 Iraqis were killed and 70 more were wounded in the latest violence. The uptick in attacks included significant bombings in Ramadi and Baquba, and a series of attacks in Baghdad. Details from a Karbala bombing are still sketchy, but it could turn out to be the bloodiest bombing of the day. No Coalition deaths were reported.
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform killed six people outside a mosque in Baquba. The policemen stopped the bomber from entering the mosque. Twenty-two others were wounded. A motorcyclist was killed during a separate blast.
Twelve people were reported killed in Karbala when a sticky bomb planted on a minibus exploded. As many as eight were wounded. In what may be the same incident, an oil tanker exploded near Karbala in Ibrahimiya. The body of a policeman was separately found.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting a police car killed three people, including two civilians, and wounded eight others in Suleikh. A bomb wounded a driver near Wathiq Sq. in Karrada. . Six people were wounded during a hand grenade attack in Mamoun. A bomb in Khadraa wounded the driver. A roadside blast killed a driver approaching a Sadr City checkpoint in Habbibiya; as many as five people were wounded.
No casualties were reported after a blast hit an MNF patrol in Hawija.
A bomb at an electricity office in Baiji left no casualties.
Ten suspects were arrested near Tal Afar in Abi Mariya. A weapons cache was discovered as well.
Eight suspects were detained in Basra.
Five I.E.D.s were defused in Missan province. The bombs were planted on a highway between Amara and Basra.
Eleven Katyusha rockets were discovered in Souk al-Shyoukh.
Two suspects were caught near Diwaniya.
Near Kut, a kidnapping and murder gang was captured.
A weapons cache was found in Suwayra.
Over 300 people demonstrated in Hilla, demanding that Syria halt the alleged stream of fighters coming in through its borders.