Wednesday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded

At least three Iraqis were killed and eight more were wounded in light violence; however, the Islamic State of Iraq vowed to continue targeting Iraqi Christians. Also, the Iraqi Interior Ministery inspector general admitted that a "magic wand" used to detect explosives is completely useless, but Interior Minister Jawad Bolani continues to defend its use.

In Kirkuk, a body was found, and gunmen killed a civilian.

In Mosul, gunmen killed a 17-year-old boy outside his home. A grenade thrown at police wounded a woman instead. Five men were arrested, and 3.5 tons of explosives were recovered.

In Ramadi, a motorcycle bomb wounded two firemen when it exploded near a fire truck. A separate bomb wounded two women near a restaurant.

A bomb in Hammam al-Alil wounded three soldiers.

No casualties were reported after a bomb targeting a U.S. patrol exploded in Basra.

Three suspects were arrested for lobbing a grenade at a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol in Hawija.

An early morning raid netted 96 suspects across Salah ad-Din province.

A suspect was arrested in Tal Afar, where a vehicle ban was also lifted.

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Author: Margaret Griffis

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