Saturday: 11 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence. Five of casualties died of injuries received in yesterday’s blast in Diyala province.

In political news, the Goran party has quit an alliance that included the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. This new development casts further doubt that a new government will be selected quickly. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Badr Organization has denied the group is splitting away from the Supreme Islamic Council. Also, Iraqiya says it will not give up its constitutional right to be part of the new government. And late in the day, a Saudi offer to broker resolution talks between the parties was rejected by Shi’ite politicians.

The death toll in yesterday’s suicide bombing in Balad Ruz has risen by five to 30 dead. Nine suspects were arrested in connection with the bombing.

Two soldiers were killed and five people were wounded during a small arms attack in Abu Ghraib.

Gunmen killed two children during a home invasion attack in Baquba.

An eight-year-old-boy was killed when he found a grenade in Rashad. Two other family members were wounded.

In Mosul, a roadside bomb wounded three people. Five suspects were arrested. Three suspects were arrested for planting a bomb.

Gunmen wounded a policeman in Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, a sticky bomb killed one person in Saidiya.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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