Friday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 10:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 9, 2009

At least six Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in the latest attacks. An anti-insurgent Sunni cleric was among those killed. Meanwhile, parliament is debating what system, open or closed lists, to use in January’s elections.

A Sunni cleric was killed in an explosion in Saqlawiya. Jamal Humadi was driving home from Friday services when a bomb attached to his car exploded. He was a vocal opponent of al-Qaeda. Two passengers were also killed.

Late yesterday in Tikrit, a bomb wounded six people.

Kut police found two bodies and arrested a man suspected of involvement in kidnapping and killing them a day earlier.

In Mosul, three civilians were wounded during a blast while standing near an army patrol downtown. A bomb wounded three soldiers in a western district. Three street sweepers were wounded in a separate explosion.

In Baghdad, hand grenades wounded three policemen in Doura. A second bombing in Doura left no casualties. Three men suspected of involvement in killings in Yusufiya town were arrested.

A missile was defused in Kirkuk. The body of a policeman was discovered, riddled with bullets.

Two suspects were arrested in Duluiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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