Wednesday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 16 Wounded

Updated at 6:48 p.m. EDT, Oct. 21, 2009

At least 13 Iraqis were killed 16 more were wounded in attacks that mostly targeted policemen. In Baghdad, lawmakers again failed to pass an elections law that would govern upcoming national elections. If elections are delayed that in turn could slow the U.S. drawdown.

A roadside bomb killed two women and wounded 12 people at a livestock market in Iskandariya.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a man and his daughter in Jazair. Three policemen were injured in a roadside bomb explosion. Two civilians were shot in separate incidents. Four suspects were captured and two bombs were defused. Two suspects, one believe to be the health minister for the Islamic State in Iraq group, were arrested.

South of Mosul in the village of Bousef gunmen killed a man and a woman. The couple may have been targeted because their son is a policeman.

An I.E.D. blast in Kirkuk killed a television cameraman, and another journalist was wounded in the explosion. Gunmen killed a shopowner. Two high school students were abducted.

A policeman was stabbed to death in central Falluja.

Gunmen killed a policeman south of Falluja in Shuhadaa.

The body of a kidnap victim, who had been shot, was found on the banks of the Tigris River in Kut. A kidnap victim was liberated, but her abductors escaped.

Tikrit police arrested a kidnapper and freed his victim.

A raid in Garma netted three suspects.

Two missile-launching pads were discovered in Amara.

Six suspects were detained near Nasariya. A U.S. base received rocket fire.

An al-Qaeda suspect was arrested in Karbala.

Twenty suspects were arrested in Basra.

Eight Syrians were arrested for entering the country illegally.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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