Monday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in new violence. Meanwhile, the U.S. military admitted that attacks against American troops increased during Ramadan, which ends this week. Also, the long war has destroyed the hopes of many older Iraqi women who are seeking marriage.

In Baghdad, a series of blasts wounded 15 people in Ghazaliya. An M.O.D. brigadier was killed in Amiriya. In Harthiya, a sticky bomb placed on a car belonging to a high-ranking agriculture ministry official wounded him. Four people were wounded in a blast in Shuhadaa. Two private security personnel were wounded in a blast in Doura. Gunmen wounded a policeman at a checkpoint.

The bodies of five Iraqi contractors were found in Samarra. The men were in town to build a youth center.

Gunmen killed one person and wounded another in Ramadi.

A blast in Saidiya wounded a chieftain and two bodyguards.

Two boys were killed in Hilla as they played with a hand grenade the parents kept on hand for protection.

In Mosul, one person was injured in a mortar attack. The army arrested a lawyer during a raid on his home. A gunman was killed.

An al-Qaeda suspect escaped a jail in Jalawla.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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