Thursday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

At least eight Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in new attacks, but an unknown number of casualties in a jail riot could place the number even higher.

In Baghdad, a riot broke out at the Rusafa detention center, but no casualties have been reported despite the arrival of 13 ambulances at the center. A roadside bomb wounded three people near a souk on Nidhal Street.

Four bodies were discovered in a river in Hilla.

The body of a four-year-old girl was found in Amara.

In Kirkuk, a pair of bombs last night wounded eight people. An unidentified body was discovered. Eighteen suspects were arrested.

Gunmen in Mosul killed a policeman and a civilian in separate incidents.

Authorities in the Kurdish regional government announced the construction and development of as many as 39 dams in the coming years. However, water rights are a contentious issue in Iraq, where dams in neighboring countries have diverted much of the potential water supply.

Harassment from Kuwaiti and Iranian coastal forces have driven Iraqi fishermen to seek new lines of work as Iraqi forces are unwilling or unable to protect their maritime borders.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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