Updated at 8:15 p.m. EDT, Sept. 23, 2009
With the Eid holiday over, news reporting out of Iraq resumed today. At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile, the policeman father of an Iraqi man beaten to death by British troops testified at a public inquiry that he believes the attack was in revenge for his reporting on the theft of money by British soldiers.
In Baghdad, a bomb exploded outside the home of a man connected to a Sunni leader accused of supporting al-Qaeda. Mohammed Ali Wais’ wife and two children were killed. This attack occurred only a month after Wais’ professor brother was killed in western Iraq. A separate blast killed a city council member.
In Mosul, police found the body of a retiree inside his home. One policeman was killed and another was wounded in a roadside bombing. Gunmen killed a policeman and wounded another. A bomb was defused north of the city. Also, Ninewa’s governor complained that Iraqi soldiers are illegally confiscating weapons from citizens.
At least three more soldiers were killed in attacks either in Baghdad or Mosul.
West of Mosul in Tal Zalat, a bomb killed three soldiers and wounded two others.
A roadside bomb in Baquba wounded four civilians.
Four robbery gangs were arrested in Basra city during the Eid holiday.
Three people in southeastern Turkey were wounded in a blast blamed on the Kurdistan Workers Party.