A number of bomb attacks occurred in Iraq today, the most significant one in Tal Afar. Overall, at least 25 Iraqis were killed and 60 more were wounded. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, the U.N. representative in Iraq met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and stressed the need for provincial elections to take place soon.
At least six people were killed and 54 others were wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded in Tal Afar. The attack took place at the same outdoor market that suffered a significant attack last month. The suicide bomber took advantage of a traffic accident to harm as many onlookers as possible.
In Baghdad, a car bomb killed the head of an Awakening Council in Saidiya. Another four deaths were reported in yesterday's attack on Ahmed Chalabi's convoy. Two people were injured during shelling in Doura. Two dumped bodies were found. Security forces reported that 24 people were detained, one hostage was freed, and seven bombs were defused in the last day.
A bomb in Buhriz killed two people and wounded three others.
One civilian was killed and another was wounded during a bombing in Baquba.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoing in Garma. Two policemen were killed, while two others were abducted.
Yesterday, gunmen killed a man in Iskandariya.
A body was found near Mussayab.
In Kuweir, two dumped bodies were found.
South of Nasariya in Sooq al-Shiokh, a bomb near a mosque was successfuly defused.
U.S. forces detained 12 suspects across Iraq.
A cache of TNT was found near Hawija.
Thirteen suspects were arrested in Basra.
In Diyala, thirty detainees were released.
Iraqi forces raided the home of a local councilman in Saidiya.
A special groups leader was detained in Hilla.