Tuesday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 11:41 p.m. EST, Nov. 3, 2009

At least five Iraqis were killed and 18 others were wounded in light violence across northern and central Iraq. Meanwhile, a Christian MP asked the speaker to request an international inquiry into anti-Christian violence within Iraq. Also, the International Organization for Migration noted that about 350,000 displaced Iraqis have returned to their homes, but many now suffer from a serious lack of jobs and resources.

Two policemen were killed and three others were wounded during a roadside bomb blast in Baquba.

An explosion killed one person and wounded two family members in Jalawla.

A bomb targeting a police patrol north of Tal Afar in Ayadiya instead killed one civilian and wounded three others.

In Baghdad, a bomb on Nidhal St. wounded two civilians. Also, a French firm is studying the feasibility of installing 10,000 security cameras throughout the capital, and Baghdad Operations Command separately received 100 bomb detectors that many experts warn do not actually work. . A mortar attack left no casualties.

In Mosul, a mortar attack on a Sunni Endowment Building left three wounded. Gunmen shot and wounded a lawyer. In the evening, the civilian was killed and two others were wounded. Three bombs were defused.

Two people were wounded in a blast in Muqdadiya.

Security at government buildings in Tal Afar has been tightened after officials received information on possible suicide attacks. Five suspects were detained.

A bomb was defused on a road east of Amara.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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