Wednesday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Updated at 10:43 p.m. EDT, March 24, 2010

At least 13 Iraqis were killed and 24 more were wounded in a spate of attacks across central and northern Iraq. In several southern cities, demonstrators by the thousands called for an election recount. At least 10 provincial leaders also support a recount.

Five Iraqi soldiers were killed in Radwaniya when gunmen riding in two cars fired upon their checkpoint. This is the second attack in the Baghdad suburb this week. Seventeen suspects were arrested in the area after the attack.

In Mosul, mortar fire apparently targeting the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s headquarters landed near an education department building instead, wounding seven civilians including four children. In al-Nabi Younis, a bomb exploded, wounding five people, then a separate blast wounded one civilian. One person was killed and two more were wounded in a hand grenade attack on Kourniesh Street. Gunmen blew up a deserted home in al-Iktisadiyeen, that once belonged to an army officer.

A teenage suicide bomber struck at policeman’s home in Hit killing three people. Witnesses say the bomber looked to be no more than 14-years-old. Two people were also wounded.

One person was killed and three were injured during a blast in Khalis.

In Baghdad, a bomb on Palestine St. wounded three people. Two civil servants were arrested for corruption.

Iraqi troops killed a gunman and wounded a second during clashes in Mahmoudiya.

A bomb-disposal expert was killed in Muqdadiya as he was defusing a bomb.

Twelve suspects were captured in Basra province. Three I.E.D.s were detonated, but no casualties were reported. Two demonstrators were arrested at an oil company.

Two "special groups" suspects were arrested in Kut. "Special groups" refers to gunmen that the U.S. believes are supported by Iran. Ammunition and weapons were seized.

Anbar province may implement various security measures ahead of the release of election results on Friday.

Security forces found three bombs, which were made in Iran, south of Amara.

A Kirkuk court sentenced two men to hang for their involvement in a 2007 bombing that left 350 people dead.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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