Thursday: 18 Iraqis Killed, 46 Wounded

Updated at 8:30 p.m. EDT, June 10, 2010

At least 18 Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, 60 Iraqi asylum seekers were deported from Europe.

Days before the new parliament is set to meet, Iraqiya list leader Ayad Allawi decried Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s attempt to "undermine [Iraq’s] fragile democracy" in an editorial in the Washington Post. He has also begun picking his new cabinet. Whether his selections will stand remains to be seen.

In Baghdad, a suicide bomber in Amiriya killed four people and wounded ten others; among the dead were an Awakening Council (Sahwa) leader and army officer. A bomb wounded two people in Husseiniya. Two more were wounded in a blast outside a liquor store in Shabb.

Five people were killed and 20 were injured during a car bomb blast at a Tikrit shopping center.

Gunmen blew up a policeman’s home in Saqlawiya, killing two members of his family. The blast also damaged a nearby home and injured two civilians. A U.S. military patrol was targeted in a suicide attack.

In what appears to be the second such attack in as many days at a Sahwa checkpoint in Zap, two Sahwa members were killed and two more were wounded.

A bombing in Qara Tabba left one policeman dead and three others wounded.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a woman in her home. Police liberated a kidnapping victim and arrested four suspects.

The body of an abducted teacher from Imam Weis was found.

Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded during a roadside blast in Maiyah.

A landmine wounded three policemen when it blasted their vehicle in Qaim.

A security force from Baghdad conducted operations in Baquba and arrested four al-Qaeda suspects.

In Balad, one bomb exploded near a U.S. convoy and another at a Sahwa member’s house.

A bomb blasted a U.S. vehicle in Anbar province.

In Mosul, two I.E.D.s left no casualties.

Baghdad has sent a military delegation to the Kurdish region to seek a resolution over Iranian incursion.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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