Wednesday: 2 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:40 p.m. EST, Nov. 11, 2009

Due to the holiday, there is less coverage of Iraqi casualties than normal. Only two Iraqis were reported wounded. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned of increasing violence as January’s national elections draw closer. Also, four former Blackwater Worldwide (now Xe Corp.) revealed a plan to pay off Iraqi officials after a controversial 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqis dead.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded one policeman. A nine-year-old was wounded in a separate blast.

A female hostage was liberated near Diwaniya. Her abductors were captured.

A rocket left no casualties when it landed in Kirkuk. A Naqshabandiya Army suspect was captured.

Nineteen Iraqis were arrested for entering the country illegally from Syria.

In Basra province, 21 people were detained.

Three suspects were captured in Fallujah.

A member of parliament asked that concrete barriers be removed from and the tight security be relaxed in Sadr City.

U.S. forces provided a mine detector to Kurdish officials.

Three detainees escaped from a jail in Basra.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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