Tuesday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded

Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT, Sept. 15, 2009

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced trip. Meanwhile, Iraqi and Syrian officials will meet in Ankara to discuss allegations that recent bombings in Baghdad were orchestrated from Syria. Elsewhere, Military police are investing an allegation that British soldiers raped and maimed an Iraqi man in Basra six years ago. Also, Muntadhar al-Zeidi has been released from jail. At least four Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in light violence.

The Iraqi journalist who through his shoes at then-U.S. President George Bush has been released from detention. Muntadhar al-Zeidi spent nine months in jail for the act of defiance, but was released early. He claims that he was tortured while incarcerated and fears for his life.

In Mosul, gunmen wounded a traffic policeman.

Gunmen in Kirkuk wounded three people, including a civilian, when they dropped a hand grenade from a bridge overlooking the victims. A Turkman was stabbed to death separately.

A sticky bomb killed a policeman in Hilla.

In Baghdad, four mortar shells fell in the Green Zone, killing two Iraqi civilians and injuring five. A civilian was wounded in a bombing in Yarmouk.

A bomb wounded three people in Fallujah.

No casualties were reported after a bomb outside Nasariya exploded near a joint military convoy.

No casualties were reported after the U.S. base in Kut was hit with two Katyusha rockets.

Baquba police alerted the public that three female bombers could be planning an attack.

Nine policemen were arrested in Tal Afar under suspicion of helping armed groups. The city is under a vehicle curfew today as employees receive their salaries.

Four suspects were detained in Basra province. Weapons were discovered.

A man was arrested and a cache of weapons was found at his home in Suwayra.

Twelve bombs were found in Souq al-Shiyoukh.

A U.S. drone crashed somewhere in central Iraq.

A bomb was defused in Maymouna. In nearby al-Majar al-Kabier, police also found weapons and ammo.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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