Updated at 11:43 p.m. EDT, June 22, 2010
At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded in the latest attacks. A U.S. soldier also died in a non-combat incident. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is considering accepting the resignation of his electricity minister, but he also praised his designee Karim Waleed and said Iraqis should expect more years of disrupted power service even if Waleed resigns.
In Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeting a transportation ministry convoy in Doura killed two people and wounded eight others. Eight more people were wounded in a blast on the Mohammed al-Qassim Highway. Five people were wounded in a blast near a petrol station in Mansour. The Green Zone should expect power cuts soon, to help with shortages across the country.
In Mosul, where violence continues unabated, three people were killed and three more were wounded in clashes between gunmen and security forces. A bomb killed two Peshmerga fighters and wounded a third one. Two women and a man were killed in a separate blast. Mortars left no casualties. Sixteen suspects were arrested. A weapons cache was found.
A man and his son were wounded in a grenade attack near Baquba in Abu Garma.
Two policemen were wounded in an explosion in Touz Khormato.
No casualties were reported in Kirkuk after a blast targeted a senior police officer.
A gunman possessing three explosives belts was arrested in Muqdadiya.
A blast in Istanbul, Turkey left five dead and 20 wounded was attributed to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and claimed by them. The PKK promised to spread attacks across Turkey if the military did not refrain from attacking them. Meanwhile, at least eight were killed in clashes in the southeast. This month, the guerilla group ended a self-imposed truce that lasted over a year.