Updated at 10:22 p.m. EDT, Sept. 5, 2010
What might have been a relatively peaceful day was shattered when six gunmen struck at a military target in Baghdad. American troops were involved in repelling the attack. At least 20 Iraqis were killed there and in other violence, while another 58 were wounded. Meanwhile, the oil ministry has cut supplies of certain petrol products to Iraqi Kurdistan over allegations that the excess supplies are being illegally sold to Iran.
In a book excerpt, Gen. Richard Dannatt, who is a former head of the British Army, denounced former prime ministers, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, for not fully funding British troops. Separately, former Saddam confidant, Tariq Aziz, agonized over the likelihood he will die in prison.
In Baghdad, 18 people were killed and 36 were wounded during a complex attack at a Bab al-Muadham military headquarters that saw a massive attack only two weeks ago. A suicide car bomber struck first. Then several gunmen, at least three wearing explosives vests, engaged soldiers in a firefight that lasted about one hour. Six of the dead werer reported to be gunmen, but one attacker may have been merely wounded. Although U.S. troops were involved in the firefight, no casualties were reported among the Americans.
Also in the capital, a sticky bomb attack in Doura left one prison employee dead and two others wounded. Two civilians were wounded during a blast in Kamaliya. A bomb exploded inside a Bayaa home left three wounded. In Harthiya, a bomb wounded a policeman. A Tunisian man, among other suspects, was arrested.
Ten soldiers were wounded during a roadside bombing in Taza.
A roadside bomb in Latifiya wounded four people.
Karbala police arrested 66 suspects.
Two suspects were arrested in Samawa.
Four suspects were detained in Basra