Updated at 7:40 p.m. EDT, Sept. 18, 2009
At least eight Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Another 11 were kidnapped. Meanwhile, the U.S. military is training upper and lower level prison employees, hoping the Iraqis will avoid Abu Ghraib-like scandals now that the final U.S. detainees are being transferred over to the Iraqi authorities.
Seven people were killed and 21were wounded in Mahmoudiya as shoppers crowded a market just before the end of Ramadan fasting today.
Gunmen in Hilla wounded three civilians on a highway. A bomb just north of the city on the Karbala-Mussayab highway wounded two more civilians. Also, gunmen kidnapped 11 people in a van. Instead of asking for a ransom, a kidnapper called the vehicle owner and said the group would be tried and if found guilty, executed.
A bomb damaged an electrical tower in Kirkuk. A second bomb was found at the scene, but it was defused.
Police and Naqshabandiya Army members clashed in Saidiya. One Naqshabandiya leader was killed and his brother was arrested.
Two civilians were injured during a bombing in Baghdad‘s Saidiya neighborhood.
In Kurdistan, President Massoud Barzani granted 23 detainees amnesty on the occasion of the Eidul al-Fitr holiday.
Fallujah police imposed a bicycle and motorbike ban ahead of Eidul al-Fitr.
Missan province implemented a security plan ahead of the Eidul al-Fitr.
Two suspects were arrested in Tal Abta.
The Turkish military requested from parliament an extension of their mandate to launch operations into northern Iraq.
Ten suspects were arrested in Basra province.
Four suspects were captured in Tikrit.