Wednesday: 8 Iraqis Killed, 12 Wounded

At least eight Iraqis were killed and 12 more were wounded in light violence.

A U.S. hiker captured in 2009 by Iranian forces says she will not attend next week’s trial in Tehran. Sarah Shourd, who is out on bail for humanitarian reasons, stands accused of espionage. She and two others, who remain in Iran, were arrested while on a hike in northern Iraq near the Iranian border. It is not known if the trio accidentally wandered across the poorly defined border.

In Baghdad, a bomb on Abu Nawas St. wounded a man. On al-Nidhal St, a bomb hidden in garbage wounded two people. A policeman was shot dead in Qahira. Gunmen in Shabb killed an employee of the Finance Ministry. Two civilians were wounded when rockets fell in the Green Zone. Two suspects were arrested. A joint U.S.-Iraqi base in Baladiyat was mortared.

Three people were killed and four more were wounded when two bombs exploded in an agricultural area of Karbala. Three other bombs were discovered and defused.

The head of traffic and two policemen were wounded in a blast in Kirkuk.

Near Halila, gunmen stopped two trucks and killed the drivers.

In Mosul, a sticky bomb killed a civilian.

Mortars fell in Taji.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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