Saturday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded

Updated at 9:33 p.m. EDT, Oct. 3, 2009

At least three Iraqis were killed and eight Iraqis were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, the sudden exit of U.S. troops from Anbar province has become a local scandal for chiefs who feel abandoned by the absence. Also, an International Monetary Fund official said the IMF would likely approve $7 billion loan to Iraq.

In Mosul, a woman’s severed head was discovered. Gunmen killed a traffic policeman and a civilian in separate incidents. Security forces have arrested between 100-150 in the latest regional crackdown, but many are already presumed innocent. A munitions depot was found. An al-Qaeda suspect was arrested.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded an electricity official and his driver in Adhamiya; at least two others were wounded. The parliament building was evacuated during a bomb scare.

A sticky bomb injured three people in Ramadi, including the mayor of Haditha.

An Awakening Council member was wounded just outside of Kirkuk.

Protestors in Tikrit demonstrated while the governor of Salah ad Din criticized the “uncoordinated” arrest of worshippers at a mosque.

A bomb in Tal Afar left no casualties. An arms cache was found.

An al-Qaeda suspect was arrested in Tuz Khormatu.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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