Tuesday: 10 Iraqis Killed, 21 Wounded

Updated at 8:11 p.m. EDT, Oct. 5, 2010

At least 10 Iraqis were killed and 21 more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, the United States wants to help Iraq reorganize its civil service into a decentralized entity that will give more authority to provincial governments.

In Baghdad, eight people were injured in a pair of lateday explosions in Kadhimiya. Two soldiers were wounded in a blast in Hurriya; another explosion left no casualties. A sticky wounded two people in Ur. Two dumped bodies were recovered in Ghazaliya. Gunmen in Iskan threw grenades, injuring one policeman; one gunman was arrrested, while the other two escaped. A blast in Doura left no casualties. Also, four bombs were discovered and defused.

In Mosul, the body of a young man was discovered. Gunmen killed a brigadier general, but another police officer escaped an assassination attempt. A senior officer and two policemen were injured in a separate attack. Gunmen also killed two women who were visiting relatives. A child was wounded in a blast. Two soldiers were also killed.

A car exploded in Jalawla, killing a man who was on his way to the funeral of someone killed in yesterday’s attack.

In Baquba, police killed a suicide bomber driving towards the funeral of a a policeman killed in yesterday’s deadly attack in Jalawla.

A bomb planted in and air conditioner at the home of Samarra council member exploded, wounding one relative.

A man was wounded during a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk. Later, a bomb targeting an election official wounded two of his guards.

The police chief in Wassit province is demanding 3000 new police personnel and more equipment.

Bombs in Taji left no casualties.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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