Violence tapered off a day after a massive series of attacks against Iraqi security personnel. At least 20 Iraqis were killed and 25 more were wounded in the latest incident, several of which again targeted security and other government personnel. Separately, Kuwait and Iraq are finalizing a deal that will allow the two countries to share in profits from the border oilfields that triggered an Iraqi invasion in August of 1990 and subsequent Gulf War.
During an appearance at the Executives’ Club of Chicago, U.S. military chief Adm. Mike Mullen appealed to business leaders for help in reintegrating one million servicemembers back into civilian life. The economic woes have struck veterans harder even as their needs are greater, particularly those of the tens of thousands of soldiers who were wounded or disabled during their service.
In Mosul, an I.E.D. left at a Muthanna neighborhood market wounded a civilian and a nine-year-old child. A car bomb targeting a member of the Iraqi Turkmen Front wounded nine people. A bomb and attack on a checkpoint left four dead.
Gunmen killed a tribal leader’s son during a home invasion in Abu Ghraib.
Two blasts in Samarra wounded five people.
In Ba’Shiqa, a bomb killed a civilian.
Gunmen killed a civilian in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk.
A bomb explosion in Hawija wounded a civilian.
An attack on a Sahwa Council in Abu Saida left one gunman dead, while two others were detained.
Several bombs were defused and ammonium nitrate was seized in Adhim.
In Khalis, 24 suspects, including an emir, were captured.
Six suspects were arrested in Suwayra.
Several suspects were arrested for their involvement in a massive bombing in Basra earlier this month.
In Iran, five PJAK rebels and two Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed in clashes near the border with Iraq.
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