Tuesday: 2 Iraqis, 1 Kuwaiti Killed; 42 Iraqis Wounded

The Iraqi government is investigating a shootout between the Kuwaiti Coast Guard and a group of Iraqi fishermen that left one Kuwaiti dead. Meanwhile, at least two Iraqis were killed and 42 more were wounded in this and other incidents.

One Kuwaiti died in an altercation with Iraqi fisherman near or in Kuwaiti national waters, while three Iraqis were injured. Five Iraqis were briefly detained, four others may be missing, and their ship was sunk. Kuwait is claiming the fisherman violated their national waters and accused them of smuggling. The mayor of nearby Faw said that these types of altercations between Iraqis and Kuwaiti or Iranian forces happen on a regular basis.

In Baghdad, a bomb in Adhamiya wounded seven people. At Baghdad University in Ghazaliya, two explosions wounded five people. A bicycle bomb was defused in Kesra, while another bomb wounded two people. Four people were wounded in a blast in Doura, and another four were wounded during a bomb attack in Karrada yesterday. Several suspected Sunni militiamen were arrested.

A pair of blasts wounded six in Mahmoudiya. A bus driver was killed as well either in those or a third explosion.

Three people were wounded in a bomb attack in Latifiya.

A bomb in Taji wounded three people.

In Shurqat, a booby-trapped car killed a policeman as he failed to defuse the explosives. Eight others were wounded.

Twelve suspects were arrested in Basra province.

Police in Wassit detained a bodyguard working for a parliament member.

A suspected al-Qaeda leader was captured in Baquba.

Police foiled a plan to assassinate Anbar provincial council members.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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