Friday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded

As Iraqi refugees are returning home from a number of Arab countries in turmoil, at least seven of their fellow countrymen were killed during violence at home. Another 19 were wounded.

In Mosul, two policemen were killed and eight others were wounded when a bomb exploded as they were defusing it.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed a police colonel in the Bayaa neighborhood. Two intelligence agents were wounded during a small arms attack near the Green Zone. Two others were killed in western Baghdad.

A blast in Baquba wounded an imam, but killed two others, including his son.

In Tikrit, a sticky bomb injured two people, including a senior officer who lost his legs in the explosion. Two more were injured during a bombing at a marketplace. A sticky bomb near the Great Mosque wounded a civilian.

Gunmen wounded an off-duty policeman in Kirkuk.

A roadside bomb in Hawija wounded two civilians.

Five Mahdi Army leaders were discovered missing from a Taji jail during a prison transfer.

In Ninewa province, the Human Rights Committee is addressing the issue of detainees and called on families to help uncover those that are innocent. About 30,000 detainees are estimated to be awaiting trial in Iraq. Some have been waiting years.

The final resting place of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in Auja has seen a recent uptick in visitors to the mausoleum

Author: Margaret Griffis

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