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Iraqi and US forces killed three "gunmen" near Balad Ruz. Iraqi forces captured 22 suspected insurgents in Baghdad and a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq in Mosul. One policeman was killed and three were wounded in a bombing in Diyala and three more were wounded in a bombing in Khanaqin.
Iraqi forces killed one insurgent and captured six more in Huwaiyja; Iraqi forces also detained five members of Ansar al Sunnah in Touz, two wanted men in Basrah, two in Amarah, two in Diyala, and three more in central Iraq. An Iraqi soldier was killed in an IED attack in Diyala.
Prime Minister Maliki's political list won in nine of 14 provinces, while the Sadrist-backed lists fared poorly. A female suicide bomber killed 15 Iraqis and wounded 13 more in an attack at a cafe in in Khanaqin. Iraqi police killed a senior Mahdi Army commander after he returned to Diwaniyah from Iran.
Iraqi forces captured six wanted men in Basrah and four more in Kirkuk. Nine policemen and six Awakening fighters were wounded in an IED attack in Diyala. Prime Minister Maliki's party reportedly won elections in 10 of the 14 provinces.
Iraqi police detained two members of a previously unidentified Shia terror group called the Soldiers of Mercy. Security forces captured 11 wanted men in Baghdad, four gunmen in Jalawlaa, three gunmen and a suicide bomber in Kirkuk, and a woman who confessed to being behind 30 suicide bombings that occurred in Baghdad and Diyala.
The month of January 2009 marked the lowest death toll in Iraq in the past five years. The Anbar Awakening leaders threatened the Iraqi Islamic Party with violence if the polls are found to have been rigged. Two Iraqis were killed and 10 were wounded in an attack on a US convoy in Mosul. Four "gunmen" were detained in Baqubah.
An estimated 51 percent of eligible voters participated in provincial elections. The Dawa party is leading in the southern and central provinces. Bombs were detonated at the homes of politicians in Ninewa and Babil. Four al Qaeda operatives were detained in Diyala.