Updated at 8:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 10, 2009
Bombings to the south of Baghdad almost overshadow the new casualties stemming from a bombing in northern Iraq that was reported late yesterday. Overall, at least 12 Iraqis were killed and 86 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The figure includes the news casualties from Wardek. U.S. ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill promised the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the U.S. will stick to its drawdown timetable despite recent violence.
Another six people were reported killed and 18 more were wounded in an overnight suicide bombing in the Kurdish village of Wardek. The new casualties bring the figures up to 25 dead and 43 wounded. A large crater was left in the village and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. Kurdish authorities are demanding that Iraq step up security in the region.
Three explosions in Mahmoudiya killed four people and wounded 33 more.
Two people were killed and 20 more were wounded in a marketplace blast in Hilla.
Three bodyguards were wounded when a roadside bomb blasted a convoy carrying the Saidiya district director.
Gunmen wounded three-policemen in Jurf al-Sakhar.
A man was wounded during a roadside bomb blast in Kut.
Tal Afar is implementing a new security plan for the last ten days of Ramadan.
Karbala is only imposing a security plan for a religious observance there.
A large explosives cache was discovered in Fallujah.
Police arrested several people suspected of perpetrating a June blast in Taza. Almost 300 were killed or wounded in the attack.
Twenty-two suspects were captured across Basra province, and a rocket was seized in Shatt al-Arab.
Rockets were seized in Suwayra.
In Katoun, 94 displaced families were able to return to their homes.