Friday: 5 Iraqis Killed, 13 Wounded; Mass Grave Found

At least five Iraqis were killed and 13 were wounded in new attacks, while a remnant from the height of sectarian violence, a mass grave, was discovered containing 153 decayed bodies. Also, demonstrations against meager food rations and electricity shortages continued across Iraq.

A mass grave containing 153 victims of sectarian violence was discovered in Buhriz. The victims included civilians, police and soldiers who were killed between 2005 and 2008.

A tribal clash between Arab and Turkmen in Basheer left four dead and as many as eight wounded. The Turkmen were demonstrating against home construction that they claimed was in violation of an angreement when the protest turned violent. The dead were all Arab, possibly Sahwa members, while the wounded were from both sides.

Gunmen killed a shop owner in Falluja.

In Baghdad, two policemen and a Sahwa fighter were wounded in a blast. Security forces kept hundreds of demonstrators from entering the Green Zone.

A roadside bomb in Taji wounded two people.

Two suspects were arrested in Kirkuk.

Four suspects in possession of flags from both Saudi Arabia and the Islamic State of Iraq were detained.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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