Thursday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

At least four Iraqis were killed and 19 more were wounded in the latest violence. Meanwhile, the Iraqiya party continues to use the Wikileaks Iraq reports to bolster their claim that the prime minister is unfit for a second term.

Lawmakers from the Iraqiya party are demanding an investigation into claims, revealed in the latest Wikileaks release, that detainees have been tortured by government personnel. Reports of abuse of Sunni detainees have hounded Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for years, but even the discovery of a large secret prison this year has not been enough to demonstrate Maliki was involved or just negligent.

In Baghdad, two sticky bombs in Amil killed a police colonel and wounded a police brigadier general separately. Another sticky bomb, this one in Karrada, wounded two, including an employee of the Housing Ministry. A police colonel was wounded in a Sadr City bombing too. At least one more person was wounded in the string of attacks.

Five men wearing military uniforms stormed the home of a Kurdish leader in Kirkuk and kidnapped two daughters from the residence. The man as able to kill one attacker and wounded another before the others fled with his daughters. Later, Ansar al-Sunna demanded that seven of their detained members be exchanged for the girls.

A suicide bomber targeting federal police in Bursa left one dead and eight wounded.

In Mosul, a blast wounded three policemen.

An oil company employee was wounded in a sticky bomb blast in Basra.

Garma police arrested three people who were discovered trying to beat a man to death. The injured man was taken to the hospital.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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