Updated at 10:55 p.m. EDT, Sept. 21, 2010
At least 15 Iraqis were killed and 84 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile the Iraqi Air Force opened its flight academy last week, even though they are still completely dependent on the United States for air security. Also, Deputy Prime Minister Rafia al-Issawi denied rumors he has received threats from P.M. Nouri al-Maliki trying to intimidate al-Issawi into approving the premier for a second term.
A triple bombing at a souk in Hamza killed three people and wounded 40 others in the evening. Fuel canisters may have been used as part of the explosives devices.
In Mosul, three bombs killed four policemen and wounded 20 others in the Mosul al-Jadida district. Another blast killed two soldiers and wounded three more. A policeman and a woman were killed in other, separate attacks. A suspected leader of the Islamic State of Iraq surrendered to police.
In Baghdad, a bomb wounded five street cleaners working in Tayaran Square. Four people were wounded when a bomb exploded in Baghdad al-Jadida. A bomb targeting a U.S. convoy in Doura left no casualties; the U.S. military denied troops were attacked. Another blast in Doura left one policeman with injuries. No casualties were reported after a sticky bomb blew up a civil servant’s car in Amiriya.
A bomb targeting a U.S. patrol in Nassiriya wounded seven Iraqis, including women and children.
In Kirkuk, two soldiers were killed and a third one was injured when a bomb exploded near a garage. Five suspects were arrested south of the city.
The bullet-riddled body of a 22-year-old woman was discovered in Tal Afar, where security forces also defused an explosive device.
Gunmen killed a councilman at his home in Tarmiya.
A bomb in Saidiya wounded three people.
Thirteen wanted al-Qaeda suspects were captured near Karbala.