Monday: 6 Iraqis Wounded

At least six Iraqis were wounded in unusually light violence. Reports are often light around important religious holidays, as may be this case this week. Meanwhile, parliament has put off holding their next session for two weeks or until there is agreement on some issues.

Temporary Speaker Fouad Massoum, said that the Iraqi parliament has postponed its next meeting over "differences in points of views." The parliament is constitutionally required to meet this week, but Massoum stressed that nothing could be done about the current impasse and rescheduled the meeting to take place in two weeks. The setback comes a couple days after rumors circulated that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had conceded defeat in seeking a second term. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia called on Iraq to quickly form the new government.

In Mosul, soldiers stormed Mosul University, where they searched students and personnel, after shots were heard outside the campus.

Three Iraqi soldiers were wounded in a blast in Abu Ghraib. Saboteurs destroyed two electrical transmission towers.

In Baghdad, a civilian was wounded during a sticky bomb blast in Waziriya last night, and another was wounded in a similar attack today. A bomb left no casualties in Zaafaraniya. A sticky bomb destroyed a vehicle in Kadhimiya.

A civilian was wounded as he was leaving a Tuz Khormato mosque.

Police in Fallujah arrested two men suspected of robbing a gold shop on a day of deadly attacks against jewelers and gold merchants.

No casualties were reported after a bomb blasted a U.S. military convoy near the Iran border in Shalamjah.

P. M. Maliki chaired a meeting where the leaders from Anbar province discussed the deteriorating security conditions.

About 5,000 people demonstrated in Turkey, accusing the military of mutilating the bodies of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members instead of returning them to family members.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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