At least five Iraqis were killed and 23 more were wounded
in the latest violence. Also, an official at the Human Rights Ministry said
that over 14,000 Iraqis have gone missing since 2003.
Army forces surrounded
al-Ahrar Square in Mosul this morning to
prevent demonstrators from reaching it. Clashes broke out, wounding
ten people. Security forces claim that they didn’t cause any injuries, but
hospital sources reported some baton injuries among the wounded.
Clashes between Kurdish Asayesh
and army officers left two
dead and four wounded and also a
civilian who was killed just prior to firefight.
A bomb killed an army major
in Baquba. Another blast killed the driver
of a minibus.
In Baghdad, a blast targeting a presidential vehicle
in Jadriya wounded
two people. In Kasra, a blast wounded
six people, including soldiers.
A bomb in Hawija wounded
a policeman. Three Turks and an Iraqi were liberated.
The Turks were kidnapped
in February and said they were tortured.
Seven suspects were captured