Wednesday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 2 Wounded

Only one Iraqi was killed and two more were injured in unusually light violence. Meanwhile, during a speech to the Security Council, U.N. envoy to Iraq, Ad Melkert, warned that the political deadlock is harming infrastructure and services in the fragile country.

After spending six years imprisoned on charges of draining the marshlands to punish Shi’ite rebels, a top Saddam associate, Khamis Sirhan al-Muhammadi, was freed because of a lack of sufficient evidence.

Two policemen were injured in a double bombing in Tal Afar. A car bomb was discovered and dismantled. Also, five suspects were arrested.

Police in Kirkuk arrested a man driving a car belonging to a dead man whose body was found in a sheep market.

In Mosul, two bombs planted on a car at the provincial building were defused.

Three suspected of involvement in yesterday’s bombing in Kut were arrested. A bomb was defused.

An armed cell was captured in Anbar.

In Turkey, 22 people were arrested, including several officials, for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers Party.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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