Baghdad suffered a number of small bombings today, but few of them left any fatalities . At least seven Iraqis were killed and 35 more were wounded there and across the country. Meanwhile, rumors sparked a flood of Christian asylum seekers to the French embassy in Arbil.
In Baghdad, U.S. forces killed an airport employee who failed to react appropriately to their signals as he approached a U.S. convoy; the airport was closed for at least two hours following the shooting. Seven people were wounded in a blast at a garage. A roadside-bomb attack near Sinaa St. left seven others with injuries. A sticky bomb in Yarmouk killed one person and wounded four others, while another one in Bayaa wounded three people. An explosion in Doura wounded three more people and a separate blast wounded another person. Three more people were wounded in a blast in New Baghdad.No casualties were reported after bombs blasted U.S. vehicles in New Baghdad and Adil.
A group of men wearing security uniforms stormed a home in Meshahda where they killed two people and wounded two others. The target of the attack was a sheikh, who was the head of the local Sahwa council. He and his 15-year-old son were killed.
A policeman was killed and two others were wounded when one of six mortars targeting a U.S. base in Hilla fell on them.
Another person has died from injuries sustained in Thursday’s bombing in Tal Afar.
Three suspects handed themselves over to security officials in Diyala province. Meanwhile, the province’s Adviser for Reconstruction and Investment Affairs said that over 80,000 homes were damaged in violent acts over the last several years.
Two suspects were captured near Karbala.