Wednesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 26 Wounded

Updated at 11:19 p.m. EST, Nov. 4, 2009

A series of bomb attacks targeted Iraqis mostly in and around Baghdad while gunmen left casualties elsewhere. Overall, at least six Iraqis were killed while another 26 were wounded. Meanwhile, the Iraqi election commission chairman warned that further delays in approving an elections law would mean postponing national elections in January. Some analysts view the delay as evidence the U.S. has lost clout in Iraq.

In Baghdad, five people were wounded when a sticky bomb exploded near an Adhamiya checkpoint. Another sticky bomb, attached to a car in Iskan, wounded seven people. A roadside bomb near a mosque in Qahira wounded four people. In Zaafaraniya, a bomb blast left no casualties. Also, 17 suspects were detained. A number of Iraqis were detained in connection with last week’s bombings.

Two people were killed and a bystander was wounded when gunmen blew up a police officer’s home in Abu Ghraib.

A car bomb exploded at a Mahmoudiya petrol station, wounding four people.

One person was killed and three others were arrested during a U.S.-Iraqi raid in Rabeaa. All four belonged to one family.

In Mosul, two unidentified bodies were discovered. Security forces arrested a gang suspected of trading human body parts on the black market.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded two others near Baquba.

A bomb placed near a generator in Muqdadiya injured two people.

Gunmen in Jurf al-Mileh wounded a man.

Four suspects were detained in Baiji.

Three suspects were captured in Suwayra.

An arms cache was found in Kut.

Three suspects were captured in Kirkuk.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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