Sunday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 10 more were wounded in light attacks across central and northern Iraq. Meanwhile, The water minister has warned that Iraq needs to spend over $1 billion to revive its water sector. Also, arrests warrants were issued for PMOI members.

An Iraqi court, possibly under pressure from the Maliki government, has ordered the arrests of 39 People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI) members. The suspects are accused of helping Saddam kill Iraqi citizens. Iraq would like the Iranian opposition group to leave the country but no third country has been willing to accept them, and they cannot return to Iran.

In Abu Ghraib, a sticky bomb explosion killed a chieftain. A bomb left no casualties but damaged a Sunni imam’s home and other nearby buildings. A former Awakening Council member was wounded in a small arms attack and may have died of his injuries at the hospital.

In Mosul, an exploding hand grenade wounded two people. Gunmen killed two policemen. A roadside bomb wounded another policeman.

An Awakening council member was killed and two more were wounded in a blast in Dania.

An explosion wounded two people traveling by bus near Balad Ruz.

A man hurled a grenade at security forces conducting a search operation in Tal Afar, killing one soldier. Tighter security precautions were imposed on area banks.

 A trapped suicide bomber detonated his explosives in Tal al-Shei’er, wounding one soldier.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed the public relations director for the Baghdad provincial council last night in Harithiya.  State of Iraq mufti was captured. 

A body was found in Kirkuk.

A bomb at the home of an official in Suleiman Pak damaged the home but left no casualties.

In Fallujah, no casualties were reported after a bomb attack at the home of a female M.P. with ties to Ayad Allawi.

A young man killed his father and sister, while wounding his mother in Jalawla. The reasons were not reported, but authorities believe it was a family matter that lead to the shooting.

Sixteen suspects were captured in Diyala province.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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