Saturday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 22 Wounded

Three Iraqis were killed and 22 more were wounded in attacks in Mosul and Basra. Meanwhile, the INA’s rejection of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for a second term as prime minister could serve as the impetus to help a new coalition of 220 lawmakers resolve the impasse preventing the formation of the next government.

In Mosul, a bomb blast wounded 18 civilians shopping at a souk. Gunmen killed two policemen in Risala.

A bomb targeting contractors in Basra instead killed one bystander and wounded four others.

Two people were kidnapped, including the mayor’s son, in Daquq.

Thirteen detainees were released but 10 other were handed over to the judiciary in Dhi Qar province.

Eight suspects, including two women, were captured in Khanaqin.

A high-ranking Naqshabandiya suspect was detained in Qurat Tabba.

Three suspects were arrested for allegedly firing rockets at a U.S. base in Wassit province.

Also, a blast in Turkey wounded six Turkish soldiers.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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