At least nine Iraqis were killed and 29 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile, U.S. troops held Memorial Day observations at a former Saddam palace located at Camp Victory. Also, thousands of Iraqis, at the behest of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, protested the Israeli attack on a Gaza-aid flotilla and used the demonstration to chant against the United States as well.
In Baghdad, one person was killed and 10 more were wounded in the Ghadeer neighborhood during a roadside bombing. A prominent Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader was assassinated at a cafe in Adhamiya. A sticky bomb on Palestine St. wounded two people. Two bombs in eastern Baghdad, at least one of them in Zayouna, wounded nine people. Two al-Qaeda suspects were captured.
In Mosul, a car bomb blasted a patrol killing one soldier and wounding two bystanders. A child and two policemen were wounded during a small arms attack on a checkpoint. An attack at another checkpoint left two policemen dead. Troops killed the assassin of a politician who was murdered last week. Two female bodies were discovered.
A Kirkuk policeman was killed and four more were wounded during a roadside bombing last night.
Thirteen suspects were detained across Basra province. Light weapons and explosives were seized.
Four men received death sentences in Ninewa province.
Fifteen Katyusha rockets were discovered in Mussayab.
Kurdish rebels killed six Turkish soldiers and wounded seven more in a rocket attack in Iskenderun, Turkey. The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is based in northern Iraq.