5 Iraqis Killed As Arab Leaders meet

The first Arab League summit to take place in Iraq in decades was marred by the poor attendance of Gulf state leaders. Only one, the Emir of Kuwait, traveled to Baghdad for the brief meeting. Several Gulf states did send lower level diplomats instead, and the prime minister of Qatar blamed their decision to do so on the perceived marginalization of Iraqi Sunnis. Ongoing conflict in Syria and Bahrain also added to the sparse attendance. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, however, called the summit a success.

At least five Iraqis were killed and five more were wounded in sporadic violence.

A bomb blast near Falluja killed two civilians and wounded two others.

Two policemen were killed and two more were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Balad.

In Mosul, a body was found. Gunmen wounded a policeman.

In Baghdad, two bombs exploded near the Iranian embassy. Two more rockets were reported.

Author: Margaret Griffis

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