Tuesday: 12 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least 12 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in the latest attacks. Meanwhile, a Christian lawmaker called foreign offers of asylum "meddling" in the country’s affairs and instead demanded that Iraq increase protection of the religious minority. Christians, however, aren’t the only Iraqis stressed over their situation. Sunnis, with good reason, fear they are treated unfairly in the court system. Also, a special committee to address problems with implementing the census was formed.

In Baghdad, gunmen using silencers killed an employee of the Higher Education ministry. The gunmen or another group also shot dead a civil servant in a separate area. A roadside bomb wounded a civilian near Shabb Stadium. A bomb in Ghazaliya wounded a soldier. A drive-by shooting late yesterday left two government employees dead and two more wounded. Gunmen killed a surgeon in Amil.

In Mosul, an attack on a checkpoint left two gunmen dead and one soldier with injuries. A wounded suspect was detained. A body was found. Two jail escapees were recaptured.

A married couple was killed during a blast in Suwayra.

A pair of roadside bombs in Tuz Khormato exploded and killed an Iraqi soldier.

In Kirkuk, gunmen killed a civilian.

One civilian was wounded in last night’s blast in Ramadi.

Two policemen were wounded in a car bombing in Baiji.

In Samarra, a blast wounded a policeman.

Two people were arrested after a bomb wounded a civilian in Jalawla.

No casualties were reported after a bomb blasted a U.S. vehicle near Baquba.

Four bombs were defused in Amara.

A bomb cache was found in Numaniya.

In Basra province, nine Katyusha rockets were seized. Sixteen suspects were arrested.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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