Wednesday: 3 Iraqis Killed, 4 Wounded

Marking the first time since the Gulf War that a Kuwaiti premier has visited Iraq, Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah arrived in Baghdad today to discuss several unresolved issues with the new Iraqi government. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also dropped in to speak with the new government, but in this case, over the future of U.S. troops in Iraq. Meanwhile, at least three Iraqis were killed and four more were wounded in light violence.

In Baghdad, a bomb planted in Doura wounded a judge as he was leaving his home. Around the city squatter encampments are growing, housing perhaps as many as 600,000 Iraqis, who have no access to basic services.

A truck driver was killed in a sticky bomb blast in Taji. A separate bomb wounded three civilians near a grocery store.

In Mosul, a bomb killed a civilian. A man was killed as he was chased from house to house; he had been an officer in Saddam’s army.

Asayesh agents arrested one suspect and seized a large weapons depot in Arbil. ‘

The Scorpion Brigade detained a Sahwa leader accused of terrorist activities.

Nine Naqshabandiya suspects were arrested. Among the documents found in their possession was a passport belonging to a kidnapped individual.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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