Updated at 7:19 p.m. EDT, Oct. 27, 2009
Iraq remains mostly quiet in the aftermath of the deadliest bombings in two years. At least seven Iraqis were killed and two more were wounded in the latest violence. Most of the attention remains on Baghdad where politicians are being blamed for the attack. The compromise that was expected to break the elections law impasse as early as today fell apart overnight, fueling concerns that Sunni-led violence could soon increase. Separately, the U.S. drawdown has revealed how little attention to accountability was paid during the occupation.
The Islamic State of Iraq took responsibility for the Sunday attacks hat left hundreds dead or injured in the capital. The governor of Baghdad province warned that 60 missing children could still be buried under the rubble left from the attacks. The provincial council also voted to demand the resignations of the Iraqi minister of interior and chief of Baghdad Operations Command. They cannot outright dismiss them, but the vote is considered a reflection of the anger Iraqis feel towards the security forces for failing them. Others place the blame on Prime Minister Maliki himself. Iraq has reiterated its demand that the United Nations look into the Bloody Wednesday attacks.
In Mosul, two people were killed in separate shootings. A bomb targeting a police patrol killed three people and wounded two more. Also, U.S. forces near Mosul killed a man and arrested his four brothers in the village of Tal Zalat.
An 11-year-old was killed while attempting to remove a strange device on his father’s car in Baiji. The device was a bomb that exploded when the boy disturbed it.
A blast in Fallujah left no casualties.
Three suspects were detained in Wassit province.
In Basra, 50 suspects were captured along with their weapons.
A number of policemen were arrested in Dhi Qar for their involvement in the escape of two prisoners.
Security forces in Baquba captured 25 suspects.