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Suicide bombers killed seven soldiers and seven policemen in attacks on polling stations in Baghdad. Security forces detained 10 al Qaeda fighters involved in the March 3 attack in Baqubah and four Islamic State of Iraq fighters in Kirkuk. Violence in Iraq has not increased significantly in the run-up to the March 7 parliamentary election.
Suicide bombers killed 30 Iraqis in coordinated attacks in Baqubah; four suspects in the attack have been arrested. Insurgents killed a soldier in Baghdad and a policeman in Mosul. Security forces detained 30 insurgents in Salahadin, 10 al Qaeda fighters in central and northern Iraq, and a Naqshabandiyah cell leader in Sulaymaniya.
Security forces detained an Islamic State of Iraq cell leader in Bayji, two al Qaeda operatives in Baghdad, and three Naqshabandiya fighters in Kirkuk. Insurgents killed a civilian and wounded two more civilians and two soldiers in attacks in Mosul.
Prime Minister Maliki's office denied an arrest order was signed for Muqtada al Sadr upon his return from Afghanistan. Gunmen killed a member of the Islamic Group in Kirkuk. Security forces detained seven wanted men in Basrah and three more in Kirkuk.
Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani instructed clerics to remain neutral in the upcoming election. Insurgents killed the owner of a liquor store and three customers during an IED blast at the store in western Baghdad and an Iraqi soldier in Mosul. Security forces detained 12 wanted men in Basrah.
Insurgents killed the imam of a mosque in Baghdad. Gunmen attacked the headquarters of the Change Party in Irbil. Security forces detained four wanted men in Anbar, and a member of an assassination cell responsible for more than 50 murders southwest of Baghdad.
The Sunni National Dialogue Front ended its election boycott. Prime Minister Maliki approved the rehire of 20,000 Saddam-era military officers. Two civilians were killed in a bombing in Mosul. Security forces detained 16 wanted men during raids in Basrah and a candidate from the Iraqi Accord Front in Babil.
Insurgents killed a policeman and a woman in Mosul. Security forces detained an al Qaeda cell leader and five accomplices in Baghdad and Abu Ghraib, three Mahdi Army fighters north of Baghdad, and three wanted men near Al Kut. The Iraqi Army foiled an attempt to blow up a bridge that connects Al Kut to Baghdad.