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Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers using silenced pistols. Six members of a de-mining group were killed in an explosion north of Basrah. Iraq threatened to break military relations with the US and use private contractors to train their forces.
Two bomb blasts at the Rumaila oil field in Basrah forced Iraq to halve the production of oil produced at Iraq's largest facility. Production was cut by 600,000 barrels from an estimated 1.25 million barrels per day.
Insurgents killed five civilians and a policeman in Baghdad and a civilian in Mosul. Security forces arrested a council official in Daqouk on terrorism charges. US Defense Secretary Panetta said US troops must have immunity to remain in Iraq.
Security forces stormed a government building in the town of Baghdadi after suicide bombers took hostages; three of the hostages were killed. Insurgents killed the anti-crime director for Kirkuk and an intelligence official and a civilian in Baghdad.
General Perkins said al Qaeda has been severely weakened in the north. Security forces killed a suicide bomber in Mosul. Insurgents killed a doctor who works with the Army in Mosul and a security guard in Baqubah.