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A gunfight broke out after anti-corruption police backed by Iraqi troops attempted to detain senior officials in the Trade ministry, including the trade minister. Security forces detained 29 wanted men in Basrah, 10 al Qaeda fighters in Diyala and eight more in Fallujah, and a "dangerous wanted person" in Amarah. Two policemen were wounded in an IED attack in Kirkuk.
Two US soldiers were killed south of Mosul; an Iraqi source said an Iraqi soldier killed the US troops. Security forces detained 24 insurgents in Diyala and an Awakening leader in Dalouiya. Seven Iraqis were wounded in IED attacks in Mosul and Kirkuk.
The April death toll from attacks is the highest in seven months. Two US Marines and a sailor were killed in Anbar. A suicide bomber killed five civilians in Mosul. Iraqi forces killed two insurgents in Tikrit, and detained four wanted men in Maysan and a suicide bomber in Kirkuk.
Security forces detained 19 wanted men in Basrah and 15 more in Khalis. British forces have begun to withdrawal from Basrah. The Khour al-Amiya port was transferred to Iraqi control. Iraq has eliminated the National Security Advisor post .
Sixteen Iraqis were killed and 45 more were wounded in three car bombings in Sadr City. Security forces detained six Naqshabandiya group fighters in Kirkuk. The former deputy governor of Karbala and an aide were detained on terrorism charges related to the August 2007 clashes with the Mahdi Army. Security forces executed more than 1,600 warrants during the past two months.
The Iraqi government displayed the man they claim is Islamic State of Iraq leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi on television. Security forces detained seven members of an al Qaeda cell behind the recent bombings in Baghdad, 10 Special Groups fighters in Amarah and one more in Baghdad. Two missile launch pads were dismantled in Amarah.
Prime Minister Maliki said the April 26 US raid in Al Kut was a "breach" of the SOFA agreement. Security forces detained seven insurgent in Kirkuk, six wanted men in Basrah, and three Special Groups fighters in Hillah. Basrah's police chief escaped an assassination attempt.
Prime Minister Maliki claimed Iraqi security forces have captured Abu Omar al Baghdadi. US forces killed one Mahdi Army fighter and captured six more in a controversial raid in Al Kut. US troops killed seven al Qaeda fighters and detained nine in Dalouiya. Iraqi troops detained 18 al Qaeda fighters in Shahraban and captured three more in Baqubah. Insurgents killed two Iraqi soldiers in Mosul and a US soldier was in Kirkuk.