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