Thursday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 14 Wounded

Updated at 7:19 p.m. EST, Dec. 17, 2009

At least six Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, Iraq politicians are asking candidates in next year’s national elections to avoid politicizing recent security lapses. Also, Iraqi militants have apparently used an inexpensive computer program to hack into U.S. military drone feeds.

In Mosul, a 12-year-old was injured in a thermal bomb attack. Gunmen killed a policeman, while police found a body. A policeman was killed in a raid. Gunmen killed a Christian man. A man was killed when gunmen attacked his store.

In Baghdad, a bomb wounded two people in Doura. No casualties were reported after a bombing in Karrada. A bomb targeting a convoy belonging to the deputy from Fadhila neighborhood killed a bystander and wounded 10 others.

A bomb in Kirkuk wounded one person.

Garma police liberated four truckers who were kidnapped two months ago.

No casualties were reported after a bomb blasted a U.S. vehicle in Karbala.

In Fallujah, a bomb planted on a car belonging to a mosque preacher was discovered and dismantled before it could explode.

The last liquor dealer in Babel province was arrested on Monday and has not been seen since, claim his family members. The man was of the Yazidi minority group.

Weapons and explosives were discovered in Saqlawiya.

Five suspected Islamic State in Iraq leaders were captured across Iraq.

Intelligence agents in Anbar province are monitoring Internet caf├ęs to prevent young men from accessing terrorist and pornographic sites.

After banning a pro-Kurdish political party, Turkey insists it is working to expand rights to its Kurdish citizens.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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