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The Independent High Electoral Commission invalidated the votes of 52 candidates, including six who won seats, for links to Baathists; Iraqiya will contest the ruling. Security forces detained 101 suspected insurgents in Salahadin, Diyala, Mosul, and Basrah, and an al Qaeda leader and an operative west of Baghdad. Insurgents killed four civilians in Baghdad and a policeman in Mosul.
The Iraqi government refused Muqtada al Sadr's offer to provide Mahdi Army fighters to secure mosques and shrines. Insurgents killed a civilian in Baghdad and nearly assassinated the deputy governor of Anbar. Security forces detained 11 al Qaeda operatives, including a senior leader, in Baqubah, and nine wanted men in Basrah.
Al Qaeda in Iraq confirmed that its top two leaders were killed on April 18. Insurgents killed three civilians in Mosul and an Awakening fighter in Diyala. Securit forces detained 15 wanted terrorists in Al Kut, 12 wanted men in Basrah, and two more in Mosul.
Bombings in Baghdad and Khalidiyah killed 67 Iraqis and wounded hundreds more. Security forces detained al Qaeda's military commander in Anbar, two al Qaeda leaders in Mosul, nine wanted men in Basrah, and four insurgents in Fallujah.
Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Basrah and Mosul, three al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad and another in Kirkuk, a Jaish Mujahideen mufti in Anbar, and several Hezbollah Brigades weapons smugglers in Wasit. Insurgents killed a civilian in Jalawlaa.
A limited recount will take place in Baghdad; the Iraqiya Party supports the recount. Prime Minister Maliki said talks with the Iraqi National Alliance failed. Security forces detained 21 wanted men in Baqubah, Basrah, and Wasit, and an al Qaeda leader and an associate in Mosul.
Iraqi forces killed al Qaeda in Iraq's top military commander in the north and another operative, and detained two more. Security forces also detained 17 insurgents in Kirkuk, seven wanted men in Basrah, and another in Fallujah. Insurgents killed Hit's deputy police chief and a bodyguard, and two soldiers in Babil.