Updated at 9:00 p.m. EDT, Oct. 12, 2009
At least nine Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, Brigadier General Steve Lanza said that the Arab-Kurdish conflict remains the main driver of instability between Iraqi ethnic groups.
In Baghdad, a blast targeting a senior police officer traveling through Karrada left four wounded. A second blast in Karrada, targeting a senior Interior Ministry official, left five wounded. A civilian was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Nisour Square.
In Mosul, an explosion injured four children and their mother. Gunmen killed an Iraqi building contractor. A bomb blast near a uniform supply store wounded a civilian. A civilian was killed in a tribal clash. An I.E.D. was defused in western Mosul.
A bomb targeting the mayor of Abu Khamis killed two of his sons while wounding him and a third son.
A home belonging to an Awakening Council (Sahwa) member was destroyed in Anbar province.
In Jazeera, a man was killed while planting a bomb. His brothers were arrested when they tried to retrieve the body.
A blast targeting an ambulance in Hibhib wounded a civilian.
An I.E.D. wounded a man in Gatoun.
Seven al-Qaeda suspects were detained during raids in Duluiya. A relative of one of the detainees complained that the men were innocent bricklayers and that police also confiscated all mobile phones from the homes that were raided.
A prominent Ba’ath Party figure was arrested in Khanaqin.
Three suspects were picked-up in Riyadh.
Four suspects were captured in Qara Tabba.
Four suspects were detained in Nasariya.
A weapons depot was found in Souq al-Shiyoukh.
Police defused a bomb in Fallujah.
In Karbala, a fake bomb was found near a girl’s high school.