Wednesday: 6 Iraqis Killed; 6 Iraqis, 4 Iranians Wounded

At least six Iraqis were killed and six more were wounded in light violence. Also, four Iranians were wounded. Meanwhile, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr made an unannounced return to his home in Najaf for the first time in almost five years today and, coincidentally, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi also visited Iraq to cement ties with the new government.

In Baghdad, a civilian was killed and another was wounded during a blast in Qadisiyah. Two people were wounded when a sticky bomb blew up in Amil. A housing ministry official was shot dead in Waziriya. A roadside bomb wounded three people in Zayouna. Security personnel arrested a gang suspected of carrying out recent assassinations.

Gunmen killed a woman in Kut, while police found two more bodies. A policeman also killed his son in a family dispute.

Four Iranian visitors were wounded when a bomb blasted their bus as it traveled through Taji.

Rockets fell on a lawyer’s home in Kirkuk, but no casualties were reported. Seven suspects were arrested.

The imam of a mosque in Tikrit was arrested.

Sixteen wanted suspects were captured in Mosul and Qayara. Gunmen wounded a civilian in a drive-by shooting in Mosul.

Three suspects were arrested in Iskandariya.

Nine suspects were detained in Fallujah.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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