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The Independent High Electoral Commission said the recount of 2.5 million votes in Baghdad would begin on Monday and may take up to three weeks to complete. Two insurgents were killed during a premature detonation while planting an IED in Fallujah. Security forces detained two insurgents in Mosul.
Prime Minister Maliki rejected Iraqiya's call for an internationally-appointed interim government. Insurgents killed a police officer in Mosul and two civilians in Fallujah. Iraqi security forces detained 10 wanted men in Basrah and five al Qaeda operatives in Mahmudiyah.
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.