Friday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 9 Wounded

Updated at 11:36 p.m. EDT, Nov. 5, 2010

At least five Iraqis were killed and nine others were wounded in a pair of attacks in Iraq. Other reports focused on past violence, including abuse from British soldiers, and the potential for future attacks.

A British court saw video evidence of the mistreatment of detainees at a British interrogation center near Basra. Lawyers representing 222 former detainees, who claim to have suffered mistreatment by British troops, want the United Kingdom to open a public inquiry to look into what is being described as Britain’s "Abu Ghraib."

Citing worsening conditions, a European court is demanding failed asylum seekers in Europe no longer be deported back to Iraq.

The Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for a string of attacks on Shi’ite targets in Baghdad earlier this week and threatened more violence towards Christians and Shi’ites.

Baghdadiya television station was shut down ostensibly for breaching "professional standards and regulations" after Sunday’s attack against a Baghdad church, but many believe the closure is in retaliation for programming that is embarrassing to the government.

A car bomb blast near a civil defense building in Baquba killed three people and wounded nine others. Women were among the casualties.

A Sahwa leader was killed in Rashad when a roadside bomb blasted his car.

The body of a man from Zakho was found in al-Sada Buweiza. He was shot and his throat was slit.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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