Malaysia Denies Iraqi Request to Extradite Former Lawmaker; 8 Iraqis Killed

Malaysia rejected an Iraqi request to return a former lawmaker who stood accused of terrorist acts. Mohammed al-Daini had been critical of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and exposed secret jails. He claimed the charges were politically motivated, and very little evidence against him had been gathered by the time he fled Iraq.

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

In Mosul, gunmen killed two men at a clothing store. A policeman was gunned down at a checkpoint. The skeleton of a man who was kidnapped in 2008 was found.

In Kirkuk, a high school student was shot dead. A sticky bomb killed a man in his car. Two homes were attacked, but no casualties were reported.

Seven people were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a Shi’ite procession in Balad Ruz.

In Mosul, a man was killed as he was allegedly trying to plant a bomb. Afterwards the governor said that suspicious people had been appointed to government service including the attacker.

In Baghdad, an engineer was killed.

A roadside bomb wounded a shepherd in Udhaim.

A bomb targeted a Sahwa commander in Tariqiya

Three people, one a teenager, disappeared in Hilla.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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