Tuesday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 12 Wounded

At least eight Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in new violence, while two mass graves were discovered in Diyala province. Back in Germany, an Iraqi defector codenamed Curveball has admitted to lying about weapons of mass destruction. A lie that lead to the Iraq war.

Security forces discovered two mass graves containing 85 bodies near Baquba. One grave contained 17 al-Qaeda members, while the other held the remains of civilians. Both dated to about 2006. A bombing in the city left one person dead and two suspects arrested. A kidnapped woman was liberated. Gunmen at a checkpoint wounded a Sahwa member.

In Baghdad, a pair of bombs exploded separately in the Za’afaraniya district, killing three people and wounding six more.

A civilian was shot to death outside his Kirkuk home. A store-owner was stabbed to death in his shop.

A bombing in Hadid left one policeman dead and another wounded.

A sniper killed an Iraqi interpreter working for U.S. forces in Kut.

In Mosul, a blast wounded a civilian. A hand grenade wounded three people, including a civilian.

At least three Turkish nationals, possibly contractors, were kidnapped from a home in al-Alaab. Two others from the same home are also unaccounted for.

Thirty-six suspects were arrested in Amara.

Fifteen suspects were arrested in Diyala province.

Ten suspects were arrested in Karbala.

More protests were reported, this time in Falluja.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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