Sunday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 9 Wounded

Updated at 6:33 p.m. EST, Nov. 8, 2009

Parliament today passed a contentious elections law that could allow national elections to occur as early as January. Iraq also enjoyed a third day of very light violence. At least seven Iraqis were killed and nine more were wounded.

In Mosul, two gunmen were killed as they were apparently planting a bomb. Gunmen wounded a policeman. A bomb killed three policemen and wounded five people.

In Fallujah, a gunman was killed and a policeman was wounded during a clash at a checkpoint. U.S. forces freed 11 detainees after investigations proved them innocent of wrongdoing. A car bomb was defused.

The body of a young woman was found bound and shot in western Kut.

In Kirkuk, an oil company employee was wounded during a small arms attack.

A bomb in Khalis wounded a civilian.

Seven suspects were captured in Baquba after an assassination attempt on a local leader.

Eleven suspects were detained during raids in Hawija.

Twenty-seven suspects were arrested across Basra, where such arrests could be politically motivated.

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