Updated at 9:32 p.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2010
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki insisted today that Iraq has no need of continued U.S. presence after 2011. Nevertheless, at least eight Iraqis were killed and seven more were wounded in light violence. Meanwhile, Iraqi refugees who have returned to unacceptable conditions are again leaving the country. Christians in particular are fleeing to Turkey.
In Baghdad, a bomb targeting police wounded four people, including two civilians in the Doura neighborhood. A police officer was killed in Adhamiya. Twelve suspects were arrested in connection with last month’s deadly attack on a church; one suspect was killed during the operation.
In Mosul, a blast killed a 57-year-old man and his 12-year-old son. Two soldiers wounded in an I.E.D. attack. Gunmen killed a civilian. One civilian was wounded in a bomb attack on soldiers.
Gunmen killed two men, one belonging to Kurdish security forces, in Tuz Khormato.
One person wounded in Thursday’s attack in Tal Afar died of his injuries since then.
A weapon’s cache was found in Dujail.